Amy Derringer

Graduate Student - Higher Education, The Center for Leadership & Civic Education
Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Amy Derringer
Posted about 3 years ago
Has a TED Talk ever influenced you? How?
In my case, I'm thinking more of a series of ideas that have made an impact rather than just one. An ambitious team of dreamers at Florida State University are planning our very first TEDx event for one month from Friday and we've received an overwhelming interest from our Tallahassee community, our students, and our faculty/staff. We've been moved to create a space where 100 of us can share and care together - something that is so hard to effectively pull off at a 40,000 person university. Our campus-community wants this. Really, we need this. At Florida State, TED Talks are shown in classes, in staff meetings, and in student organization gatherings, largely because we've been given a vehicle to inspire and create through having a glimpse into the lives of people like Jill Bolte Taylor, Chimamanda Adichie, and Birke Baehr. Has a TED Talk influenced me? Heck yes. The pressing question, to me, is - have TED Talks influenced your community?