TEDxACU ready to help audience ‘(re)think’

Posted April 07, 2015

Abilene Christian University brings its first ever TEDx event to campus April 17. The theme for the one-day interdisciplinary conference is “(re)think.”

“(Re)thinking necessitates innovation,” said TEDxACU organizer Dr. Lauren Lemley, assistant professor of communication and director of ACU’s Speaking Center. “It calls us to question the status quo and consider how a single individual’s idea might radically alter an entire community.”

TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas most often through short talks. Although TED provides general guidance for TEDx events, each is locally organized.

"TED Talks have become an invaluable resource in many of my classes as thought-provoking and engaging ways to share new, diverse, and challenging ideas with my students,” Lemley said. “Bringing TED’s commitment to “ideas worth spreading” to campus through hosting TEDxACU is an opportunity to contribute to this growing community of knowledge and offer students a chance to meet and learn from people with great ideas from around campus, around town, and around the country."

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium and is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase online at acu.edu/tedxacu/register.

For more information and a list of speakers, visit acu.edu/tedxacu/speakers or contact Lemley at lauren.lemley@acu.edu.

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