01/13/2015 10:52 AM
The third annual event focused on spurring community dialogue and sharing “ideas worth spreading” will be held at the Claude L. Shaver Theater, located in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1-4:30p.m.
Starting on Jan. 13, 100 “early bird” tickets will be available to the general public at the discounted rate of $60. General public tickets are $75 and LSU students, faculty and staff tickets will be available for $50 for a limited time.
The theme of TEDxLSU 2015 is “connect” and the speakers will address topics of connectivity in areas from science and medicine to social networks, art and culture. This year’s speakers include artist and software developer Cole Wiley; traffic and transportation engineer Brian Wolshon; chef and cultural preservationist John Besh; teen change agent Rashaud Red; community trivia guru Michael Hatfield; “the brain man” Owen Carmichael; ichthyologist and natural historian Prosanta Chakrabarty; community champion and humanitarian Maxine Crump; psychologist and BRAVE program researcher Tracey Rizzuto; musician and molder of minds John Gray; collegiate information access enabler Kurt Ristroph; and ecologist and coastline expert Karen McKee.
There are 400 seats available for TEDxLSU and organizers are expecting a sold out crowd for the 2015 event. In addition to the 12 talks, there will be various attendee activities related to the theme “connect.”
“TEDx is not your typical trip to the theater,” said event co-organizer Rebecca Burdette. “It is truly an experience for the community.”
For more information and the latest updates, visit www.tedxlsu.com.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” supporting world-changing ideas, connections and dialogue. TEDx programs are official licensed events. Guidance, rules, and regulations are provided by TED to the licensed local organizers for implementation. The intention of TEDx programs is to bring people together at local levels to share ideas in a way that sparks conversation and connection among attendees.
A group of passionate volunteers from Louisiana’s flagship university started TEDxLSU in 2012 as a platform for learning, collaboration, dialogue, and innovation for Baton Rouge and its surrounding communities. In short, it’s about community and communication, which is why it is championed by LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum program.
Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015