The American dream has always been global. This idea of the American dream has enticed millions of people from all over the world to travel to America in search of prosperity and opportunity. But in this ever-changing landscape, many are questioning if the American dream even exists. We believe it does, it just means we need to rethink our homes, suburbs and communities. In this series of Tedx talks, the American dream isn't lost, it's just being redefined.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWVU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWVU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx Program , but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Since TEDxWVU 2018 will be the first TEDx event held at West Virginia University, the audience has a set limit of 100 attendees. However, as TEDxWVU continues to thrive, our audience size will increase. Planning and preparation for this inaugural event started in May 2017. We hope that TEDxWVU will inspire attendees to create and spread positivity throughout their lives and their communities.
This event will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Media Innovation Center on the 4th floor of WVU’s Evansdale Crossing building. The Media Innovation Center was the first choice in hosting this event because the space houses the technology to support creative and innovative events.