TEDxPSU 'watch party' to be held at Penn State Brandywine

September 30, 2010

Penn State Brandywine will hold a local “watch party” at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, in the Tomezsko Classroom Building, room 103, for TEDxPSU, a daylong event bringing together innovative and thought-provoking individuals from the University community to share ideas worth spreading. The event will be held at the Schwab Auditorium in State College, but will be streamed live for the Brandywine campus’ watch party, which is open to the public.

The event, sponsored by the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Alumni Society, will feature more than 12 speakers, selected because of their expertise in specific disciplines and ability to trigger conversation and inspire action. Using a blend of live talks and pre-recorded videos, TEDxPSU (TED stands for technology, entertainment and design) will bring together the University community and kick off a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities facing society.

During breaks in the University Park event, the Brandywine campus will host discussions, both face-to-face and with other campuses via Twitter and YouTube.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, inviting the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Lunch will be provided at the watch party and interested attendees should register by Wednesday, Oct. 6, at http://brandywine.psu.edu/Information/Community/TEDregistration.htm online. For more information, contact Laura Guertin at uxg3@psu.edu, Nannette D’Imperio at nxd13@psu.edu or Gordon Crompton at gxc21@psu.edu.

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Last Updated October 04, 2010