12/3. 7pm. Zankel. Be there.
December 3rd will mark the return of TEDxSkidmoreCollege, as students and faculty will collaborate to present the second annual installment in the lecture series.
For those of you who are unfamiliar TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of global lecture conferences formed under the mantra “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Speakers have ranged from presidents, authors, scientists, and a slew of other occupations. There’s no end to the topics you could be discussing that could spur a friend to say “Oh my gosh, I have to send you an AWESOME Ted Talk on this!” If this has never happened to you, you probably need smarter friends.
Developed in 2013, TEDxSkidmoreCollege is part of the TEDx series, a program designed “to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.” This year, under the organization of Sarah Green ’16, the event will feature Skidmore professors Gordon Thompson (Music), Reba Howard (Chemistry), and Sheldon Solomon (Psychology) as the speakers on the faculty side of things, and Gavin Burger ’15 and Marcella Jewell ’15 have just been announced as Skidmore’s inaugural student speakers.
Read more info on this year’s event page. Tickets can be purchased (very easily) through the school’s Vendini page. If you missed last year’s very successful debut of TEDxSkidmoreCollege, you can watch the videos and read info about the speakers here.