Penn State Brandywine to host TEDxPSU Watch Party

November 04, 2011

On Sunday, Nov. 13, Penn State Brandywine will host a TEDxPSU Watch Party as part of a larger event being held at University Park to bring together innovative and thought-provoking individuals to share ideas worth spreading. The participants at the Brandywine event will interact with those at University Park and around the world via the Web to engage in dialogue about the challenges and opportunities facing society.

The campus hosted two preview events this semester to set the stage for the main event at University Park. Each featured live talks and recorded videos that explored a variety of topics, ranging from gender issues to social media concepts, which encouraged discourse among participants.

At the final event, which begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 5:30 p.m., attendees will watch live TED videos and presentations being streamed directly from University Park and will be encouraged to respond via twitter (@TedxPSU) and Facebook (

TED is a nonprofit organization that began in 1984 with a conference designed to open up the lines of communication between the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. Since then, TED has grown into a movement aimed at encouraging dialogue between people from all walks of life. TED talks are generally short, averaging about eight minutes each. However, the themes behind these talks are usually weighty, sparking debate, discussion and fostering critical thinking.

This event, which is open to the public, will take place in room 103 of the Tomezsko Classroom Building and lunch will be provided. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is encouraged. The TEDxPSU Watch Party is being co-organized by the Penn State Brandywine Honors program, the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) department, the Laboratory for Civic Engagement and the Penn State Brandywine Alumni Society. Visit to register.

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Last Updated November 07, 2011