College Hosts Second TEDx Conference in January
Published on: November 16, 2011
Building on the popular and stimulating TEDxThe Woodlands, which took place in September at Lone Star College-Montgomery, a second event goes live in January. And this time, both adults and youth are invited to be inspired.
TEDxYouth@The Woodlands is set for Saturday, January 7, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at LSC-Montgomery in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H). With a theme of “Imaginate: Imagine & Create,” the independently-organized TED event will bring together both adults and mature youth to listen and reflect upon presentations centered on the idea, “Imagine a world where….”
The event will feature adult and youth speakers and performers, as well as video, to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group format. The line-up includes music, dance, and spoken word performers, as well as talks such as “Living a Life of Meaning, Everyday;” “A Transformational Journey to Belize;” ”Resetting the Default: Moving from Entitlement and Competition to Awareness and Compassion;” “Language Imperfect: An Autistic View of Social Norms,” and much more. Attendees will draw inspiration from each other and share their dreams and wisdom with one another.
To create an intimate setting for conversation and connections with the speakers and performers, participation in TEDxYouth@The Woodlands is limited to the first 100 participants, so register early. Registration, which includes the conference and lunch, is available online at tedxyouththewoodlands.com/register.
For more information about TEDxYouth@TheWoodlands, including a list of speaker ands performers, visit tedxyouththewoodlands.com/.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading” that started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in only 18 minutes. Past TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
In the same spirit, TED has created a program called TEDx, which consists of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit www.ted.com/registration.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TED.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.