TEDxVillanovaU: Start thinking of your ideas
Villanova University is hosting its fourth TEDx event – TEDxVillanovaU – in Spring 2020. TEDxVillanovaU’s theme is The Struggle to Stay Human, a broad topic designed to include a diverse group of speakers who can talk about various issues facing our society - such as technology, climate change, religion, humanity, family, elder care, migration, poverty, community-building, and more. TEDxVillanovaU will capture the spirit of TED itself: cross-disciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At our TEDxVillanovaU event, videos of TEDTalks and live speakers and preformances from the Villanova community – faculty, staff, students and alumni - will combine to spark deep discussion and connection.
Format: The program will consist of a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder -- and to provoke conversations that matter. (The typical presentation should be a 10-minute talk by a single presenter. No talk should exceed 18 minutes; we encourage shorter talks. There will be no panels and no break-out sessions. Speakers usually do not use podiums.)
Consider becoming a speaker or joining the TEDxVillanovaU Team: If you have new, original ideas worth spreading, are involved in cutting edge research or development, or are involved in dynamic and innovative performing arts, we want to hear from you. Everyone from the Villanova University is encouraged to apply, including professors, staff, students and alumni. More information about auditions will be available soon.
In preparation, start by reviewing this information on preparing TEDxTalks. And, do your own research - there is a lot of information online about giving a good talk. Start planning for the audition - as part of the selection process, the selection committee would like to see a 3-5 minute sample of your talk or performance. More on the talk audition process will be available shortly.