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Everything you need to know about TEDxTowsonU and more

Every two years, Towson University holds its very own TEDx event, aptly titled “TedxTowsonU.” This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff of the university, as well as community members, to hear engaging ideas. Check back for more details about the next TEDxTowsonU event.

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to sprk deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

FAQS

How can I get more information?

For general questions about TEDxTowsonU, or regarding speakers and/or ways to volunteer, contact us at TEDxTowsonU@towson.edu.

 

LOCATION:
Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility, Administration Building, 2nd Floor

 

HOURS:
Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

PHONE:
410-704-2806

 

FAX:
410-704-3441

 

EMAIL:
civicengagement@towson.edu

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Brian JaraCoordinator of Diversity Training & Initiatives, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity

Brian JaraCoordinator of Diversity Training & Initiatives, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity

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Chris Jensen, Ph.D.Director, Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

Chris Jensen, Ph.D.Director, Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

Christopher D. Jensen, Ph.D. is the Director for the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership. Chris is new to Towson University and to Maryland. He moved from Michigan where he was working at Oakland University. Chris has worked in higher education for over 17 years, in the areas of leadership development, community service/service-learning, campus safety, housing, Greek life, orientation, and enrollment management. His research has focused on the impact of community service experiences on students’ persistence in college. Chris coordinates many of the political engagement, environmental initiatives, service-learning, and leadership initiatives at Towson University. In addition, he has provided leadership training nationally, through his affiliations with LeaderShape, Maryland-DC Campus Compact, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Favorite Ted Talk: How great leaders inspire action

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Division of Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs

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Luis L. SierraAssistant Director for Civic Engagement, Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

Luis L. SierraAssistant Director for Civic Engagement, Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

Phone: 410-704-4803

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Olivier AmbushDirector of Civic Engagement, Student Government Association

Olivier AmbushDirector of Civic Engagement, Student Government Association

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Public Communication Center

Public Communication Center

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Rachael DaudelinStudent Leader, 2018 TEDxTowsonU Speaker

Rachael DaudelinStudent Leader, 2018 TEDxTowsonU Speaker

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Sarah Parker HughesFaculty Director, Public Communication Center

Sarah Parker HughesFaculty Director, Public Communication Center

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Taylor NicholsAdministrative Assistant, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity

Taylor NicholsAdministrative Assistant, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity

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