2016 TEDxUF

TEDxUF is about sparking the spread of ideas.

At TEDxUF 2016, you’ll hear from 10 speakers from various disciplines, sharing their ideas on how technology, entertainment or design can help us understand and reclaim our identities. A former NFL player whose work with LBGT youth helped him accept his own sexuality. A former corporate climber who found true success only after letting go. A biologist whose vast evolutionary trees show us how interrelated we really are.

On March 25, from 5-9pm at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, you’ll learn to dispel controversy with humor, un-internalize negative stereotypes and grow to appreciate “slacktivism.” You’ll chew on some genetically-engineered food for thought and, through divergent thinking, maybe even figure out who you are.

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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

Sponsor TEDxUF

If you are interested in supporting TEDxUF, please contact Director Jamie Kraft via email (jamie.kraft at warrington.ufl.edu) or donate directly to the University of Florida Foundation, signifying that the donation is made out to TEDxUF in the comments section.

Location & Schedule

March 25, 2016, 5-9pm
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Florida campus

  • 3:00pm Food truck fest and badge pick-up
  • 4:30pm Auditorium doors open
  • 5:00pm TEDxUF Talks Session I
  • 6:30pm Networking break
  • 7:45pm TEDxUF Talks Session II
  • 9:00pm Conference ends

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Phone: 352.392.2397
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