Area community members can apply to present ideas at a TEDx event on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this spring.
Missouri S&T will host TEDxMissouriS&T on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Rolla, and its organizing committee is looking for presenters. Anyone with a topic relating to the theme “Dare to Consider” can apply to speak at the event. The deadline to submit an application or nomination is Sunday, Oct. 15.
Applications and nominations can be made online at tedxmst.com. Applicants must summarize their proposed topic and explain why it is worth sharing, what they hope to gain and how it connects to the overall theme of the event.
“We hope to present a diverse lineup of scientists, artists, storytellers and volunteers who share their idea of what it would mean if people dared to consider about their jobs, communities, themselves, and how we all interact,” says Tara Stone, a user interface designer-specialist in marketing and communications at S&T and a member of the TEDx organizing committee. “We want a lot of community involvement and encourage anyone with an idea to share to apply.”
Organizers are also seeking sponsors for the 2018 event. Products and services are accepted in lieu of monetary donations. Donors will be recognized at various levels and will receive a specified number of tickets to the event. To sponsor the event, visit tedxmst.com/sponsorships.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” that shares media and supports educational initiatives.
At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x means it is an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. All presentations are recorded and shared through TEDx media.
Ticket information for TEDxMissouriS&T will be shared closer to the date of the event. Keep informed of updated information by “liking” the TEDxMissouriS&T Facebook page at facebook.com/tedxmst/.