The third annual TEDxYale conference, on the theme “Exploring the Footnotes,” will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, corner of York and Chapel streets. The conference, an independently student-organized event licensed by TED, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s conference will feature more than 20 speakers and performers. Yale faculty participants include Yale economist Robert J. Shiller, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics; Marvin Chun, professor of psychology and master of Berkeley College; Betsy Bradley, professor of public health, director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, and master of Branford College; and W. Mark Saltzman, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering. There will also be presentations by Yale alumni, students, and other guest speakers coming to New Haven for the conference.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are available online via the TEDxYale website: http://tedxyale.com/2014.
TEDxYale is an organization of students who aim to create a fertile ground for learning and an environment for sharing stories. Through events and multimedia, the group aims to “connect the world’s brightest minds with the world’s best ideas.”
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark discussion and connection in a small group. 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, focused talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.