TEDxLSU: Humanity’s Fundamental Concerns

TEDxLSU: Evolve to take place Saturday, March 9


BATON ROUGE – TEDxLSU 2013 is an independently organized event based on the theme of evolution – generating new thought by connecting existing resources. The inaugural event, TEDxLSU: Evolve will take place on Saturday, March 9, in the Reilly Theatre at LSU from 2-8 p.m.


TEDxLSU showcases innovative Louisianans who will each give the “talk of their life” around the power of ideas. Presenters include innovative thinkers, from both the university and the greater community, who will discuss their approaches to some of humanity’s fundamental concerns. Their creativity stems from linking resource networks, exploring across disciplines, transgressing cultural boundaries, and seeking simple, tangible solutions.
This diverse group of thought leaders, maverick thinkers and achievers, entrepreneurs and innovators, and humanitarians educate, inspire and stimulate change and evolution with the ultimate goal being inspired action across communities.
“To us, action includes the promotion and creation of ventures that will help shape the future of our region and state in a positive manner,” stated Joey Watson, TEDxLSU event organizer.
Sponsored by The Janice H. Pellar Creative Arts Entrepreneurship Project at the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts, LSU’s TEDx conference will feature almost two dozen lecturers with speeches a maximum of 18 minutes long. In addition to the regular presenters, two LSU students won a coveted spot to present their TEDx idea by submitting a 500-word description of their idea or story along with a five minute YouTube video telling why they should present at the TEDxLSU event.
“This is the first TEDx event at LSU, and we expect it to be even bigger next year,” Watson said.


A limited number of tickets will be available due to the size of the venue; however, students and the general public will be invited to a live-stream viewing at the Shaver Theatre in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts.
Visit the TEDxLSU website, www.tedxlsu.com, for more details and a list of speakers. “Like” the TEDxLSU Facebook page,www.facebook.com/tedxlsu, and follow on Twitter, @TEDXLSU, to get the most up-to-date information.
For more information, contact Shelly Dupré at shelly@impactmanagement.com or 225-337-5481.

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