At the University of Idaho, there are many ideas worth sharing.
TEDx Talks give an opportunity for people to share those ideas.
“We are looking for ideas that will spark curiosity beginning right here on the Palouse and spreading globally among millions of TED community members worldwide,” said Yvonne Nyavor, organizer of the TEDxUIdaho event.
Scheduled for April 9, UI will host its second TEDx event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events meant to bring ideas to communities.
The theme, “Cultivating Curiosity,” will be highlighted by 16 to 20 talks.
Each performance will range from three to 18 minutes in length and TEDxUIdaho organizers are seeking speakers.
Applications are due Dec. 31 and can be filled out online at tedxuidaho.com. Speakers must also be available April 8 and 9.
Last year, the topics of talks ranged from activism to food. The topics and presentations attracted a YouTube audience of over 30,000 people and counting.
Nyavor said anyone should apply.
“We know there are so many awesome ideas in our community, from the research faculty all the way down to our undergraduate students,” she said.
TEDxUIdaho is searching for life changing ideas, Nyavor said.
“It goes back to the basic ideas of TED, which is “Ideas worth spreading,”” Nyavor said. “That”s really what the most important thing is. They have an idea that the world should hear about. Will it affect the way someone thinks? Will it help someone fulfill their dreams?”
Nyavor said change starts with hearing about shared experience. She said she wants the conference to spark ideas in the Palouse community.
“It helps to have someone talk about an idea that they have, an idea in their head, to get up on the stage and share it with you. It ignites, it sets off a fire,” she said.
Carly Scott can be reached at email@example.com