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Have you ever asked yourself, “What have I gotten myself into now?”

By Linda Swindling on April 4, 2016 That and several other questions came to mind recently, right before I went on stage to audition for TEDxSMU. Appropriately, the title of my six minute talk was “The World Needs You to Ask Outrageously.” When I saw the format and speaker line up, my name was last. [...]

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Called to be Actionists

By Monica Rodriguez on December 14, 2015 It’s not everyday that you get to sit down, relax, and listen to inspiring stories that could just possibly change your life, and the face of the planet, for the absolute better.  On October 17th, 2015, that’s exactly what I did. Into the second session of the conference [...]

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Unexpected Experience at TEDxSMU

By Dhruv Kaushal on December 7, 2015 An opportunity to attend a TEDx conference is a great one, and I was lucky to have been selected worthy enough to attend. A day long affair of intellectual talks, open to networking people, and a plethora of decorations and food set up the stage for TEDxSMU 2015. [...]

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The fight I won with 6 words

By Christopher Lydick on November 30, 2015 TEDxSMU 2015: a day full of inspiring ideas, captivating speakers, and powerful talks focusing on community, meat, and an aesthete’s career path – just to name a few. Each talk drew me in to its unique story; every project earned my full attention, appreciation, and awe. It seemed [...]

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From TED App to TEDx Attendee

By Kari Strickland on November 23, 2015 I was fortunate enough to attend the TEDxSMU event this fall in the Dallas City Performing Hall. For years I’ve dreamed of attending a TEDx event, and was thrilled to fulfill that dream through a scholarship opportunity. My interest in TEDx began by listening to recorded talks on [...]

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How to Give a TEDx Talk

By Nicole Gatmaitan on November 16, 2015 Before TEDxSMU, I’ve only heard about the TED talks and seen a few of them on YouTube. I never really understood what they were. I just knew that they were talks given by inspiring people hoping to inspire others with their innovative ideas or design. I applied on [...]

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My Unexpected Transition: From Passive Observer to Active Attendee

By Tania Doblado Speck on November 9, 2015 When I was younger, my father would spend hours watching TED talks. I never understood why he loved it so much until this past summer. In my free time, I found myself eagerly looking up as many TED talk videos as I could, getting inspired by what [...]

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The real return from TEDxSMU

By Kassidy Jacqueline Greiner on November 2, 2015 Going into the TEDxSMU conference, I had the expectation to hear some great speakers, learn some new things, and overall, leave inspired. TEDxSMU did all that, and more. Interestingly enough, the speakers were not the highlight of the day. There was a range of expertise from more [...]

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Inside View of TEDxSMU

By Erin Suddleson on October 28, 2014 Most people’s first experience with TED is simply watching a talk online.  I am thrilled to say that mine was as a teen host at TEDxKids@SMU 2012. Before this, I had heard of TEDTalks, but I had no idea that there was a TEDx community just a few [...]

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A Summer Unlike Any Other

By Sarah Renee Garner on August 25, 2014 This summer was unlike any other summer. This summer I was able to embark on the most amazing journey that has ever taken place in my life, and that journey was interning at TEDxSMU for 10 weeks. Interning at TEDxSMU has truthfully been one of the greatest [...]

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