Bridging The Gap
America has always been a country rooted in diversity, but many people today tend to focus on what makes them different. The 2019 TEDxWVU Talks challenged people to look at their similarities with each other, rather than their differences.
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.
This event will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the West Virginia University Davis Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. The Creative Arts Center was the first choice in hosting this event because the space houses the technology to support creative and innovative events.