February 22, 2012
by Betsy Chapman
There is a great event coming up this weekend – the TEDx Conference. For those unfamiliar with the TED concept, here’s a quote from the TEDx at Wake Forest web site:
“TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.”
Deac families, if you have some time to surf the internet and check out some of the past TED talks, there are some that are truly amazing and inspirational.
Today, Andy Chan, our Vice President for Personal and Career Development, talks about TEDx in his blog, Heart of the Matter.
Are your students going to TEDx?
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