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TEDxIdahoStateUniversity searching for speakers, applications due May 1

April 8, 2019

POCATELLO – TEDxIdahoStateUniversity is looking for speakers, performers, volunteers and sponsors who represent the diverse ideas and stories within the community to present at TEDx 2019 that will be held at ISU.

Students, faculty, alumni and other affiliates are invited to either speak or nominate a friend. All applications are due by May 1.

To apply to be a speaker or to nominate someone, visit the following link: 

The theme of TEDxIdahoStateUniversity 2019 is “2030. Where are we headed?” While TEDx is looking for speakers who can present their ideas in wide and diverse subjects, they also want this to be a platform where all the college and campus community can share something important to them.

“We’re excited to bring TEDx to Pocatello because discourse has the power to encourage us to think about new perspectives, grow our knowledge and generate new ideas,” said Ryan Sargent, ISU director of Alumni Relations. “Our theme of 2030 allows us to express our ambition for the future, and there is no better venue for these big ideas to be presented and debated than at Idaho State University. 

TEDxIdahoStateUniversity is collaborated through the UNA-USA ISU club. The board members along with some faculty members are helping shape this event. UNA-USA is an on-campus chapter that was created to advocate the United Nations and its goals. It offers a platform to allow members of the UNA program to not only voice their opinions, but to engage and create positive impact for global issues.

"Ideas are not about great research and innovation; it can be a simple do-about of life," said Ritesh Yadav, organizer/licensee for TEDxIdahoStateUniversity. "TEDx will help our campus and community share the idea we have come to cherish through time. It will help our community to come together in a local stage, that has Global potential."

TEDxIdahoStateUniversity is scheduled for Oct. 26 in the Black Box Theatre in the Stephen’s Performing Arts Center. Seating will be limited.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x stands for independently organized TED event.

For more information about TEDx, visit www.ted.com.

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 spark 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, 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 will also be published to TED's podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other 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 library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

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 Snapchat at tedtalkshq.