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Theme: Knowing

This event occurred on
November 10, 2012
8:45am - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Blacksburg, Virginia
United States

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.

To attend a viewing party for TEDxVirginiaTech, please visit

Alumni Assembly Hall
Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
United States
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Organizing team

C. Edward

Athens, GA, United States


  • 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