The mission of TEDx is to promote “ideas worth spreading,” promoting community discussion from a short, thought-provoking talk. But how do we strive to get that ball rolling? This year at TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege, we’re striving to ENGAGE! our audience into a social gathering where they can immediately turn initial thoughts into quality conversation. This of course starts with a question: how do you, our participants, best ENGAGE! with others in thought provoking discussion?
By moving away from a conference of attendees in order to pursue a conference of participants, our TEDx hopes to shift the purpose of our conference from one of learning alone, to one of both learning and applying what we learn. While the information you learn is still the most important part of the conference, we hope to offer you more this year in aiding your engagement with the speakers and the material.
So how do we work together to accomplish that?
This is where your input comes in.
How have you seen groups of thinking individuals become conversing individuals? Have you attended conferences in the past that broke the mold of the typical dry, informational lecture? How did they accomplish this? How do you want to be engaged on conference day, and how do we set this up for you? What do you wish conferences would do to make you think deeper, and how do you think we could actualize that wish?
TEDxGustavus aims to be a participant minded conference and it starts here! Help us give you the best TEDx yet by replying to these questions in the comments section below!
We look forward to hearing from you! Here’s to a great TedxGustavus 2016!
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