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Register Today to Attend TEDxStetonU 2015!

Register online to attend TEDxStetsonU. Due to the limited number of seats for this event, registration is first come, first serve. Once you submit the online registration for, you will receive a confirmation whether you have received a ticket or have been placed on the waitlist. To find out more information about Ticket Registration for the event, visit the the TEDxStetsonU Ticket Registration Form.


Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00pm-6:30pm

Allen Hall, Stetson University (DeLand campus)

TED, a nonprofit organization with a mission to spread ideas, brings together three different realms of society -- technology, entertainment and design -- to discuss a broad range of ideas for topics and conversations. Stetson University's TEDx event will give the Stetson University and DeLand communities a chance to engage in thought-provoking presentations, comprised of short talks, demonstrations and performances on a variety of topics relating to the theme.


2015 Theme

This year's theme is "The Essence of a Changing Society: Technology, Ideas, and Social Change" and includes the sub-topics of:

  • The role of technology in fostering learning and education
  • The process of chasing one's aspirations and discovering empowerment in order to create a new reality
  • The practice of instigating effective social change at the level of the community

2015 Speakers

Amanda Thomas

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Growing up Amanda always had a passion for creativity and a love for art in any form she could get it. As a current senior at Stetson University in the digital arts program when she isn’t working on the computer she can be found in the Admissions office or soaking up as much warm weather as possible. Beyond Stetson she plans to pursue a career in the marketing field designing campaigns, websites, and logos. Marketing is a necessity for businesses but that does not mean it has to be boring to look at. Outside of the classroom her campus involvement has helped shape her leadership and managerial abilities.


Kitty Geoghan


Kitty Geoghan is a freshman studying Psychology and Digital Arts at Stetson University. In high school, she won 3rd place in the Pennsylvania High School Speech League state championship for Extemporaneous Commentary. She has always been interested in speaking, writing, and vlogging about pop culture and social issues.

Linda Ryan

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Linda Ryan is a three time cancer survivor, mother, and co-founder of ME STRONG. As a speaker Linda has become a resource for others throughout the country by her willingness to share open and candid details of her struggles and refusal to let cancer control her life. As a result of her journey she and four of her closest friends co-founded ME STRONG whose mission is to support the friends, family, and individuals battling cancer through the power of friendship. She thrives on running, exercise, the beach, reading, laughing with her friends, and most of all, being a mom to her two boys, Matthew and Ethan.

Dr. Patrick Guibaud

Patrick Guilbaud, Ph.D., currently serves as Brown Teacher-Scholar in LT and Visiting Faculty at Stetson University. Prior to that, Dr. Guilbaud was Program Director, IT at Virginia Tech. In that role, Dr. Guilbaud led numerous global education projects focusing on human capacity building, faculty development and distance education. Dr. Guilbaud received his MBA, Master’s Degree in System Engineering and Ph.D. in IT from the University of Virginia and a BSBA from the University of Florida.

RC Stabile 

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 RC Stabile is a native Long Islander who found his way to DeLand, Fl three years ago. He holds a bachelors in education from Iona College and a masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently a part of the Housing and Residential Life team here at Stetson University, Stabile believes that community is the root of all humanity. More recently, Stabile has been on a personal journey of losing weight and becoming healthy while gaining a new perspective on tackling hard challenges and finding success. Stabile lives by the motto of "Showing Up" and will discuss how this concept can be applied to all situations. A recent marathoner and someone who enjoys coaching others to their wellness goals, you can usually find him on the Hatter tracks or lifting something heavy at Crossfit Berzerk.

More Information

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