Seminole, TEDxYouth host TED Global 2011 screening July 13

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The Seminole Campus will air two sessions from the annual TED Global 2011 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 13. The free event, “Taste of TED,” is open to all faculty, students and staff from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Digitorium.

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), an annual four-day conference that began in 1984, challenges the world’s leading thinkers and doers to discuss who we are, what we do and how we relate to each other, and how resources, technologies and skills make our lives possible. TEDx, a program of local, independently organized TED-like events, brings people together to share “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

This year’s TED Global event will set the stage to help answer the question, “What is life? And how can it be better lived?” SPC and TEDxYouth will air two full sessions from the conference:

  • Session 4: Future Billions – 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Session 5: Emerging Order – 1-2:45 p.m.

The July 13 screening also will serve to help build interest and excitement for the Nov. 19 event at the Seminole Campus. SPC will serve as host for the live TEDxYouth@TampaBay event, said Seminole Campus Provost Jim Olliver.

“The TED Global screening in July is a way to get people to see what TED is all about, and maybe stir some interest in young adults and teenagers to do a presentation in the November event,” Olliver said.

Interested presenters, ages 25 and younger, and participants for the Nov. 19 event must complete an online form. Only 10 presenters will be selected, and although the event will be publicly livestreamed, audience participant seating is limited to 100 due to its interactive nature. Applications close Sept. 1.

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