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 Student Planning Committee

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Yasmeen Abdo

SENIOR | CHEMISTRY

Bennett Matson

FRESHMAN | PUBLIC POLICY LEADERSHIP

Alexis Rhoden

SENIOR | JOURNALISM

Chandler Carpenter

MBA STUDENT

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Ryan Morgan

SOPHOMORE | PUBLIC POLICY LEADERSHIP

Chloé Dwyer

JUNIOR | IMC

Max Hogan

FRESHMAN | INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Nicholas Read

SENIOR | COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Hannah Newbold

SOPHOMORE | IMC

Meredith Sobus Dr. Marvin King

SENIOR | IMC FACULTY ADVISER