What is TEDx?

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. 

In 2015, The University of Mississippi hosted its first TEDx event at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts. As an R-1 research institute and Mississippi’s flagship university, we believe it is our duty to promote and disseminate the best ideas to the biggest possible audience.


What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives.

The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

 

TEDx Committee

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Meredith Sobus

Chief of Staff

JUNIOR • IMC

WILMINGTON, DE

Will Tribble

Speakers

JUNIOR • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Ben Tribble

Marketing

SENIOR • IMC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Ethel Mwedziwendira

Hospitality

SENIOR • JOURNALISM, POLI SCI

MCKINNEY, TX

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Cameron Brooks

Marketing

JUNIOR • IMC

HOUSTON, TX

Allen Dillon

Stage

JUNIOR • MUSICAL THEATRE

BRANDON, MS

Ann Weston Sistrunk

Speakers

JUNIOR • PPL

SPRINGFIELD, MO

Austyn Davis

Stage

SENIOR • THEATRE, CSD

TUPELO, MS

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Justin Ryan

Speakers

SENIOR • PHYSICS

RIDGELAND, MS

MaryScott Polk

Speakers

JUNIOR • GENERAL ENGINEERING

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Jacob Ferguson

Marketing

JUNIOR • ENGLISH, HISTORY

PONTOTOC, MS

Shikha Shrestha

Marketing

JUNIOR • IMC

MADISON, MS

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Madison Morrow

Stage

SOPHOMORE • THEATRE, BUSINESS

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

 

Lucy Burnam

Stage

JUNIOR • JOURNALISM

HATTIESBURG, MS

 

Adam Morris

Stage

JUNIOR • MANAGERIAL FINANCE

ROME, GA

Yasmeen Abdo

Stage

JUNIOR • THEATRE

MADISON, MS

 

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Nathan Jackson

Fundraising

SOPHOMORE • ECONOMICS, FINANCE

TUPELO, MS

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Haley Cook

Fundraising

JUNIOR • ACCOUNTANCY

TUPELO, MS

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Danielle Foster

Hospitality

JUNIOR • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Laura Taylor

Marketing

JUNIOR • IMC

STRASBURG, VA