Inaugural TEDxOhioUniversity event postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

ATHENS, OHIO (MARCH 11, 2020) – TEDxOhioUniversity has announced that the inaugural TEDxOhioUniversity event has been postponed due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

The event was planned for March 23 in Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The University is working to secure a new date as well as information regarding refunds for those who are registered to attend. Those details will be shared as soon as possible.

This decision was made in conjunction with measures implemented at Ohio University to reduce the public health risk to the community, including the suspension of in-person instruction until at least March 30.

“Our amazing speakers and volunteers have been so working hard to make the first-ever TEDxOhioUniversity event special, and I know their commitment will remain strong during this unexpected turn of events,” said TEDxOhioUniversity organizer, Carly Leatherwood. “Our top priority is to keep our community safe throughout this rapidly evolving situation.”

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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 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, 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.

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