21 Aug 2012

TEDxSMU Fall 2012 Update

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It’s hard to believe it’s already back-to-school time. We’ve had a great summer planning our fall events in the TEDxSMU offices, and we’re eager to kick things off…which we do tomorrow with our first TEDxSMU Wednesday for the fall semester. Check out what’s happening around TEDxSMU.

TEDxSMU Wednesdays

Have a free Wednesday lunch hour? Join us for TEDxSMU Wednesdays, our (free!) open-to-the-public brown bag lunchseries where we watch a talk from the TED.com archives and have a lively discussion. Registration isn’t required, but you can check our website each week for the talk we’ll be watching and updates on which room we’ll be in (always held on campus in the Lyle School of Engineering quad). Every Wednesday during the fall semester starting August 22, 12:00-1:00PM.

Looking for SMU Students: the 2012 Carole & Jim Young Fellows

The Carole & Jim Young Fellows represent the most interesting SMU students. This fall, current SMU students may apply through September 10th to be considered as a Young Fellow. We will select up to two students from each of the seven academic colleges at SMU. These students will participate in TEDxKids @SMU on November 30, TEDxSMU on December 1, and ongoing programming throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. We will announce the 2012-2013 Class on September 14.

TEDxSMU Fall Auditions: 10.19.12

Auditions for TEDxSMU are back, and even bigger in 2012! At our second round of auditions, we’re looking for a Dallasite to knock our socks off with a shorttalk or performance that makes us “re:think.”

On October 19th, we’re partnering up with Dallas Social Venture Partners to host auditions as the capstone piece of its bigBANG! conference. We want your best stories, songs, poems…anything you can deliver in 3-6 minutes. So, send us a snapshot of your dream TEDxSMU Talk!

TEDxSMU Updates

TEDxSMU’s signature conference is taking place on Saturday, December 1st this year at the brand new City Performance Hall. We’ve got a stellar line up of speakers already working on their talks and performances for the day, and the list continues to grow. Ticket sales for TEDxSMU veterans (those who attended in 2011) are now open. If you attended but have not received your invitation to purchase your 2012 ticket, please email TEDxSMU@gmail.com. The deadline for advance purchase for previous attendees is September 7th.

For new attendees, we’re opening up ticket sales on September 19th. Stay tuned for details, but with an bigger theater, we’re expecting to have space for a whole host of new audience members, and can’t wait to see your face in the crowd on December 1.

We will also post details about TEDxKids @SMU on November 30th on our website by September 1.

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