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Theme: Knowing

Blacksburg, VA, United States
November 10th, 2012

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About this event

Embracing the synergy offered by the missions of TED and Virginia Tech, the theme for the first TEDxVirginiaTech is intentionally broad. It is "Knowing." Given that theme, it is imaginable that presentations might answer a broad range of questions regarding knowing, including

-How do we represent knowledge and knowing?
-How do we share knowledge; how do we teach?
-What have we discovered?
-How do we challenge knowledge?
-What have we created/invented?
-How did we come to know a topic or subject?
-What ideas do we have that everyone should know?

These questions and more are among those that will be addressed by the speakers at TEDxVirginiaTech.

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Venue and Details

Alumni Assembly Hall
Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) University

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Organizer 139429

C. Edward Watson
Athens, GA, United States

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Mauricio Castro
Blacksburg, VA, United States

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Melissa Richards
Steering committee co-facilitator
Adam Soccolich
Steering committee co-facilitator
Jeremy Azurin
Student, Class of 2014
Nancy Brittle
Director, VT Alumni Career Center
Candice Clemenz
Associate Dean, Pamplin College of Business
Peter Doolittle
Director, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research
Monica Fikes
Student, Class of 2015
Matt Haugen
Student, Class of 2013
Patsy Lavender
Assistant Dept. Head, Dept. of Theatre and Cinema
Jennifer Lawrence
Student, ASPECT Ph.D. Program
Steve Mackay
College Communications Coordinator, College of Engineering
Amy McPherson
Interim Director, Virginia Tech Career Services
Alex Obenauer
Alumnus, Class of 2012
Katie Pritchard
Technical Assistant, Dept. of Geography
Mandy Roth
Student, Class of 2013
Edward Spencer
Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs
Tanner Upthegrove
Audiovisual Technician, University Registrar