TEDx to bring “Ideas Worth Spreading” to UT

The public will gather in Clarence Brown Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 11 to hear eight speakers’ thoughts covering various issues.


SOMERVILLE, MA -- MARCH 4, 2012 -- A TedX speaker addresses the crowd in the self-organized TED sponsored talk.

TED, a conference program covering the broad areas of Technology, Entertainment and Design, is coming to the University of Tennessee in a TEDx talk on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Two sessions for the event, a 9:30 a.m. session and a 1:30 p.m. session, will be held in the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. The TEDxUTK event is an independently organized and then approved under a TED license.

The discussion will cover a variety of topics ranging from sustainable dairy farming to robotics and rehabilitation as they endeavor to disseminate “ideas worth spreading” into the community. Other topics include entrepreneurship, gardening and education, philosophy and medicine, environmentalism, comics and public health, and craft and community.

For more information on the speakers, visit the TEDxUTK website.

Tickets are currently sold out. However, refunds are available for up to 24 hours before the event. Monitor the TEDxUTK website here to see if tickets become available. For those unable to claim tickets, footage of the event will be uploaded to YouTube immediately after the sessions.

Featured image by TEDXSomerville, obtained using CreativeCommons.org

Edited by Kaitlin Flippo