Penn State Brandywine encourages sharing of ideas through TED

September 09, 2011



In support of “Ideas Worth Spreading,” Penn State Brandywine will host several free and public TED conversations this fall, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a general discussion at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy videos of previous TED conversations and engage in group discussions.

TED is a nonprofit organization that began in 1984 with a conference designed to open the lines of communication between the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. In the years that followed, TED has grown to include two annual conferences and many locally organized events called TEDx. Although they are smaller, TEDx events effectively gather people together to discuss relevant topics.

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Laura Guertin and Instructor in Computer Science Nannette D’Imperio are coordinating the conversations on campus.

“Coming together as the Penn State Brandywine community to view TED videos provides a unique opportunity for us to be inspired, engage in thoughtful conversation and reflect upon how we can spread our own ideas with the world,” Guertin said.

The second TED conversation is planned for Monday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the same location with a focus on social media. Both conversations will prepare the viewing public for the larger TEDxPSU Watch Party taking place on Sunday, Nov. 13. This event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conjunction with University Park’s larger TEDxPSU event.

All three programs will be held in the Tomezsko Classroom Building, room 103 and are open to the public. Visit for more information.


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Last Updated September 15, 2011