On February 26th, 2011 the CEI Ambassadors hosted TEDxUF which hosted approximately 400 UF students at an event themed “Challenging the Unknown”. Multiple speakers presented at the event, on topics such as “the future of medicine” and “the new capitalism”, and with take-away messages for students such as “material wealth does not equate to happiness, but rather giving back to mankind does”. Speakers at TED events such as this are limited to 18 minutes to give groundbreaking and engaging talks, and to inspire great ideas and innovation. This event certainly fulfilled TED’s mission of engaging audiences in the pursuit of “ideas worth spreading”.
International Business Society - Global Gathering
Global Gathering was first held in Fall 2010, and brought together students interested in study abroad and current exchange students studying at UF. The event allowed students to gain a truly unique perspective on what it would be like to go abroad from the over 70 students and faculty in attendance. The Spring 2011 Global Gathering brought together student presentations from each of the exchange schools that UF students can attend. Presentations represented schools from such locations as Madrid, Spain, Taipei, Taiwan, and Lima, Peru, among others.