TEDx Talks at UWinnipeg
Students at The University of Winnipeg have come together and organized the second annual TEDxUniversityofWinnipeg. The event will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. in UWinnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, and is free to all students from any campus ($10 for non-students).
Operated independently under licence from TED, TEDxUniverityofWinnipeg aims to bridge various academic disciplines together that are accessible to all. Organizers are bringing together bright minds to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, with goals of fostering learning, inspiration, and provoking conversations that matter.
“One of the main purposes of bringing an event of this magnitude to students is to bring about the TEDx culture which is all about sharing ideas,” said Dele Ojewole, TEDx Event Lead Organizer. “I believe that event will be of great benefit in broadening our thinking and bringing new ideas and preservatives to any of the topics that will be discussed.”
Dele Ojewole is a UWinnipeg computer science student in his final year of studies. He served as the publicity coordinator for the first ever TEDxUniversityofWinnipeg event held last year. Currently he is a director with University of Winnipeg Student Association (UWSA). His interest in the broader vision and mission of TEDx to spread new ideas inspired him to be a part of this year’s event.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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