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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A peek at TEDx 2013

UC Davis Limited Student Discount: $15
UC Davis students, faculty, alumni and staff: $20
General Admission: $25
Buy online at tedxucdavis.com
Additional ticketing fees apply

On May 18, a TEDx event, TEDxUCDavis, will be held on campus in Wright Hall with speakers from a variety of fields.

TED, the nonprofit organization known for their popular “TED Talks,” is dedicated to inspiring, informing and connecting those in different fields. TEDx programs are independently ran.

“It is run TED-style with the intent of communicating great ideas from experts in various fields,” said Sonam Mahawar, a member of the Speaker Selection Committee at TEDxUCDavis.

The theme of this year’s event is “What do you work towards?” Speakers will share their experiences, thoughts and tips with attendees to get individuals thinking about the things they are passionate about and wish to pursue.

According to the TEDxUCDavis website, the organization’s goal is to compose an amalgamation of thoughts and perspectives to help people express “what makes them tick.”

Among the speakers are those in the UC Davis community who teach and do research, including chemistry instructor Bryan Enderle, social psychology professor Alison Ledgerwood and professor of political performance Larry Bogad. Also featured are geographer Stewart Long, pastor Bill Habicht, geobiology researcher Amy Williams and more.

The conference will begin at 1 p.m., when the first round of speakers will present. An intermission will follow, which includes a dance performance and a chance for guests to network and discuss. A second round of speakers will then share their thoughts and experiences. A reception for speakers and guests to connect is being tentatively planned.

Tickets range from $15 to $25 and can be purchased online at tedxucdavis.com. They will be on sale until May 18.

— Lauren Mascarenhas


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