This year’s TEDxWVU theme of “If Not Us, Who?” works to share ideas that are charged
with action, inspire change, and overall encourages individuals to reflect and
begin visionary conversations
of their own. Our goal is to connect our community with a space where they are
able to converse about the ways they can indulge in new ideas and ultimately move
forward with a
”Go First” mindset. We are dedicated towards spreading ideas and encouraging a
space of learning for all.
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, live speakers will be speaking 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 2020 will be the third 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 2019. We hope that TEDxWVU will inspire attendees to create and spread positivity throughout their lives and their communities.