TEDx is coming to Ohio University

The inaugural TEDxOhioUniversity conference will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Athens, Ohio at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University. Events will span throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.

Bio Blast at the Ridges
Ben Siegel/Ohio University
Bio Blast was organized and run by students from multiple colleges wherein students and community members openly shared their knowledge of plants and animals by breaking up into small teams and documenting every plant and animal they could find in a predetermined geographical area in the land lab at the Ridges.

TEDxOhioUniversity is an independently organized event licensed by TED and will offer participants the opportunity to connect with proven and successful visionaries who have propelled ideas into action.  Thought leaders from across the region will provide presentations that focus on the theme “Thriving in Rural Communities.”

TEDxOhioUniversity 2020 “Thriving in Rural Communities” aims to highlight and spread positive thinking and ideas associated with the challenges and opportunities that exist when living, working – and most of all, thriving – in rural communities and beyond.

Situated in the foothills of Appalachia, Ohio University is home to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who will benefit from the overwhelming sense of pride and social upliftment through the stories of experts who have experienced life and success while living and working in rural communities.

TEDxOhioUniversity 2020 “Thriving in Rural Communities” will create atmosphere where inspiration and excitement overcome fear of failure and instead, trigger the development and expansion of new ideas into working possibilities – an atmosphere where rural communities can be celebrated with “ideas worth spreading.”

TEDxOhioUniversity speakers will be announced in February 2020. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the limited-space event by visiting https://tedxohiouniversity.com.

More information about this event can be found at https://tedxohiouniversity.com, Twitter – https://twitter.com/tedxohiobobcats, Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TEDxOhioUniversity and Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tedxohiouniversity.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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 a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences.