You’re invited to TEDx

Lincoln’s ideas worth spreading

Debbie Pinto

Technology, entertainment, and design are the foundation of TED events across the world. TED’s mission is to spread ideas in the form of short talks accessible to anyone with internet. Talks cover topics such as health, global issues, beauty, adventure, leadership, and many more. Along with global TED conferences, local TEDx chapters can be started by those passionate and devoted enough to bring the event to their town or organization. Lincoln has been home to a handful of TEDx chapters including TEDxLincoln, TEDxYouth@Lincoln, TEDxLincolnLive, TEDxLincolnSalon, TEDxLincolnChange, and TEDxAdventures.

Coming up on Thursday May 14, according to the invitation, “TEDxLincoln will be hosting a premiere of their television show to be aired on NET Television in June.” Along with the premiere, they will be celebrating the growth of TEDxLincoln and presenting upcoming plans for the event to happen later this year. Tickets can be purchased on the TED website for $25, which includes hors d’oeuvres.

If you’re sticking around in the summer, you might want to attend TEDxLincolnWomen on May 28. They will be “exploring the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live, and work today.” Focused on empowering women, they will discuss the power of women as creators and change-makers and speak around the theme of “Momentum.” Learn about approaches to peacemaking, solutions to poverty, expression of art, and more. Speakers have not yet been announced but are sure to include local and regional speakers that will leave you inspired. The best part? The event is free to the community and a free lunch is provided for high school and college students. Make sure to bring your student ID. Registration can also be found on the TED website.

Mark your calendars because these will be events you won’t want to miss. What if you aren’t here for the summer? TEDx videos are continuously posted online for you to watch and share. There is always opportunity to be inspired. Visit the TED website for more information and we hope to see you there.

Debbie is a junior studying elementary education.