About TED

About TED
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (“TED Talks”).

About TEDx
TEDxUofL is a locally organized independent TEDx event periodically organized by a group of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Louisville. The inaugural TEDxUofL event was held in March of 2012.

TEDxUofL 2017 will be the third installment of the series.

About TEDxUofL 2017: GROWTH
These “TED talks” will be organized into three approximately hour and half -long sessions featuring four talks each session. Each session will have a different title that will relate to Growth. TEDxUofL 2017 will provide a venue for an audience to hear many different voices in a compact format that will further build on their understanding of Growth.

April 7, 2017, 10am – 4pm
Red Barn @ UofL

Session 1: Cultural Competency

Explores how an individual or community can grow through increasing their ability to manage cross-cultural situations effectively. Learning to live and work among those that are different from us creates the type of space that fosters not only diverse people, but also diverse ideas.

Session 2: Community

Showcases different stakeholders that improve our community. Examples include groups supporting local youth, refugees, sustainability initiatives, neighborhood growth, the homeless population, education opportunities, or community events. Explores community through the lens of individuals passionate about Louisville and the work they are doing to promote growth.

Session 3: Creation

Whether a non-profit initiative, an art show, or a new business model, Louisville is buzzing with creation and innovation that deserves to be shared. Explores how innovation can promote growth that inspires and positively impacts an entire city.