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TEDx returns to Stetson for 2nd year

TEDx 4x3Stetson University will host a second TEDx event on Friday, March 28, 2014. The theme for Stetson’s TEDx event will be Significance in Action: Creating Learning, Innovation and Happiness.

The application process for potential presenters is now open to the public (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TEDxStetsonU2014). All proposals for presentations are due by Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. The speakers selected will be notified on Monday, Feb. 10.

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’s TEDx event will give the Stetson 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.

Significance in Action: Creating Learning, Innovation and Happiness spans three unique topics so that potential speakers may tailor their proposal and presentation to the theme that works for them. The three concepts embedded in this year’s theme focus on creating learning in a multiplicity of places and life experiences; the creating innovation and how ideas are formulated and brought to fruition and on the creating of happiness as a key to living a significant life.

Significance in Action: Creating Learning, Innovation and Happiness also is meant to inspire the speakers to find their passion and drive for experiencing life to its full potential. The goal is the satisfaction of starting intellectually stimulating discussions and sharing ideas. All speakers will be treated equally; there will be no highlighted keynote speaker. It will give the speakers a chance to voice their articulated ideas and experiences as they relate to the theme.

As the TEDxStetsonU Speaker Proposal Form reads, “The act of creating comes in different ways to different people, but creating learning, innovation and happiness allows individuals to rise above the rest and propel their lives forward into a significant life.”

The Stetson TEDx event will be held on Friday, March 28, in Allen Hall from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28, to both the Stetson community and the public. Only 100 tickets will be available for purchase due to space and TED regulations.

For more information, contact the TEDxStetsonU Organizing Team (Matthew Gerken, Susan Scagg, Dr. Emily Richardson and Ana Maia) at amaia@stetson.edu.