What’s your vision for how to make the world - or at least one part of it - a better place?
The organizers of the first TEDxSUNYCortland event want to know.
SUNY Cortland will host a TEDx event on Thursday, May 4, 2023, and all faculty, staff, students and alumni with an idea to share are encouraged to apply for chance to present in Brown Auditorium before a live audience. These talks will also be posted online.
TEDx is the localized version of the globally focused TED conferences featuring talks that explore big ideas about science, culture, tech, education and creativity. TEDx presentations follow the same format and spirit. Whether it’s a research interest, an innovative program or a way of looking at things from a new perspective, SUNY Cortland’s faculty and staff offer a rich universe of possibilities. So does our diverse and ambitious student body.
The theme for the TEDxSUNYCortland event is “Freedom Dreaming,” envisioning a better world and exploring ideas about getting there. You can explore big themes like global equity and climate change, or more individual insights related to mental health or fitness. It could also be an educational tool for students, or a class assignment or project. If you can dream it, it might be a TEDx talk.
More information about this event is available online. Members of a Speaker Selection Committee have begun meeting.
To apply to be a presenter, please complete an online form by Dec. 15. You will be asked to describe your talk and submit a 90-second teaser video. If you have questions, please contact Keith Newvine, assistant professor of literacy and co-organizer of the event.
All who apply will be considered, but the committee is hoping this can be a showcase for the independent thinkers and problem solvers who attend or work at SUNY Cortland. This includes all alumni, emeriti faculty and staff.
In addition to Newvine, organizers of the event include Director of Communications Frederic Pierce, Chief of Staff April Thompson, Special Events for the President and Campus Technology Services.