TEDxPSU Now Accepting 2018 Speaker Applications

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TEDxPSU student nomination and speaker nomination forms are now both live on the organization’s website.

The student form nominates both Penn State students and local high school students for the student competition, which will take place on November 7 at 6 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium. TEDxPSU hosts a student competition each fall in order to select two Penn State students to speak at their hallmark conference in February.

This year, TED will include high school students in the fall competition, and will select two high school students to speak at the February event as well.

Students and community members are encouraged to send the speaker nomination form, the official speaker application for the conference, to any contacts they think might have an idea worth spreading, as the TED slogan goes.

The organization has hosted Penn State professors, Nobel Prize winners, and international entrepreneurs at its February conference in Schwab Auditorium. Penn State professor and 2017 speaker Jonathan Mark’s talk “In Praise of Conflict” even made it to the official TED website.

The speaker form will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 6, and the student form will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 18. TEDxPSU plans to host workshops before the deadline in collaboration with Penn State CAS professors to help students formulate ideas into a TED-styled talk.

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