From Ken Robinson’s “How Schools Kill Creativity” to Amy Cuddy’s “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are,” Ted Talks have become an integral part of student’s post-secondary education. These influential YouTube videos inspire students to reach outside of their comfort zone and to learn something new.
Western University’s first individually organized Ted event called TedxWesternU is giving a platform for speakers from all walks of life in Southwestern Ontario, including a Western University student to share their perspectives on the theme, Colliding Worlds.
Campaign Manager Daniel Chen explains how this intimate event is “to basically showcase different Ted Talks that would be very much relatable to first year students as they explore what University will be like.”
With limited invitations to this event, Chen says that they are looking for passionate students to really immerse themselves in the creatively collaborative world of Tedx, “This is really our first event back in a little while so it’s really the beginning of a new tradition here on campus so our first event, we’re not allowed to have more than 100 students.”
Student who receive the highly-coveted invite should expect to see something completely different than the Ted Talk videos. The event is a physical experience that “adds that one extra level of enlightenment to that learning process.”
TedxWesternU takes place on campus in March and will be live streamed on the official Facebook page. For more details, visit TedxWesternU.