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Theme: Redesigning Education

This event occurred on
March 15, 2013
7:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Greenville, South Carolina
United States

re·de·sign (v) : To make a revision in the appearance or function of
ed·u·ca·tion (n) : The act or process of acquiring knowledge​

TEDxFurmanU is a student-organized conference on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Inspired by big ideas and good design, a group of Furman students have joined together envision a future where creativity and innovation are more than just words on a page. While we were excited by talks and visions for the future of education, we grew tired of hearing buzzwords or catch phrases. Buzz aside - we began to ask hard questions, learn from each other and explore new fields to imagine how our university might redesign education for the future of learning.​

Redesigning Education is no small task. Since the ways that we share ideas, process information and create knowledge are changing every day, the places and spaces where we teach and learn must change, too. Let's rethink how we think about thinking. Let's relearn how we learn about learning. Let's redesign our schools, our classrooms, our lectures and our diplomas to prepare learners for success in this age of constant change.

On March 15, 2013, an audience of doers and thinkers at Furman will hear from a cast of speakers that are actively shaping the future of education. We invite you to be inspired, share ideas and take action to make our campus a place where engaged learning takes on a whole new meaning.

Furman University: Harper Hall
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, South Carolina, 29613
United States
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Organizing team


Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
  • Michael Robinson
    Program Director
  • Ben Riddle
  • Oryza Astari
  • Jeff Dye
  • Katherine Boda
    Public Relations
  • Sean Butler
    Marketing and Webmaster
  • Lannon Gustafson
  • Madison Smith
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Christy Hess
  • Sarah Katherine DeVenny
    Inclusion and Ticketing
  • Blake Yoder
    Community and International Outreach
  • Sam Klein
    Technical Director
  • Kelly Cercy
    Sponsorship Team
  • Pearson Fowler
    Speaker Liason