Dr. Shawn Apostel makes part of a TEDx promotional sign on windows overlooking the University Dining Hall.
A limited number of tickets are now available for Bellarmine University's March 1 TEDxBellarmineU event
which features 16 speakers addressing the topic "Who are we? Past, present, future."
TEDx events are locally-organized programs modeled after the TED format, where speakers deliver concise presentations on topics around a common theme. TEDx events are produced under license from TED.
Tickets are available online at https://www.bellarmine.edu/TEDx
. Prices are $15 for a live broadcast
to an overflow room, or $100 for the live, in-person event, which takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Speakers include Bellarmine alumni and professors, along with community members, business leaders and even a high school student.
- Dr. Hoon Choi, assistant professor of theology at Bellarmine • A Case against a Diversity Course Requirement: a Holistic Alternative
- Chasiti Gaines, graduate of Bellarmine's master of arts in communication • The Power of Diverse Storytelling
- Andrea Helton, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist • Acupuncture's Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic
- Kayla Martin, Bellarmine student • The Theology of Difference
- Trenton Mattingly, director of Nazareth Retreat Center • In Veritas Amore and Ex Corde Ecclesiae: The Value of a Catholic University
- Josh Miller, co-founder and CEO of IDEAS xLab • Building through Arts and Culture, Toward Hope
- Nick Reinhart, territory manager for a medical technology company • You Define Your Adversity, Your Adversity Doesn't Define You
- Allie Roberts, student at Spencer County High School • Why we should all be STEMinists
- Dr. Eric Roorda, professor of history at Bellarmine • The Peace Loving Soul of Bellarmine University
- Stacie Shain, communication instructor at Bellarmine • College athletes’ and ‘amateur’ are not synonymous: the future of Division I men's college basketball
- Rev. Caitlin Simpson, associate minister at First Christian Church • The Art of Humanizing
- Dr. John Stemmer, director of Bellarmine's library • Where Our Past Comes Alive
- Dr. Michael G. Strawser, assistant professor and director of graduate programs for communication at Bellarmine • What defines you? Rising above generational stereotypes and succeeding on your own merit
- John Walczak, director of Louisville Zoo • The Stories that Move Us
- Dr. Thomas Wójcicki, assistant professor of exercise science at Bellarmine • Physical Activity for the Commonwealth: Current Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
- Mary Wurtz, Bellarmine student • A Second Soul: Love as the World's Lingua Franca
"It’s been my privilege to work on TEDx with a core team of students, alumni and staff over the past several years as we discussed, proposed and planned this event," said Dr. Shawn Apostel, an assistant professor of communication and one of the
event's organizers. "Throughout this time, we were able to keep up the momentum and turn our vision into reality. We are thrilled that we can finally share our dream with the Louisville community at Bellarmine University."
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. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," usually in the form of short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or fewer, delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver,
British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide;
the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with an idea to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized
TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.