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TEDxPSU By the Numbers

This Sunday will feature TEDxPSU promoting interesting people saying interesting things. The event will encourage deep, provoking discussion and a wider look at the society we live in today. But what makes up TEDxPSU?

I’ll use an amazing new technology to show you: counting numbers.

Year, month, day, hour, and minute of TEDxPSU: 10

Attendees in Schwab Auditorium: 900

Penn State campuses holding watch parties of TEDxPSU: 5

Attendees at the Thomas Building watch party: 200

Applications received to attend TEDxPSU: 1,000+

People on the executive committee of TEDxPSU: 6

Organizations sponsoring TEDxPSU: 21

Hours of the day TEDxPSU will occupy: 9

TEDxPSU volunteers: 100

Months spent preparing for TEDxPSU: 7

Final total cost of TEDxPSU: around $80,000

Sessions that TEDxPSU will be broken into: 3

Minutes in each session: 100

Years TED has been around: 26

Other TEDx events being held on Oct. 10: 10

Speakers at TEDxPSU: 14

Hosts of TEDxPSU: 1

Audience of TEDx: 255,000,000+

Dollars needed to attend TEDxPSU: 0

TEDxPSU Mobile Apps: 2

Words of wisdom provided by TEDxPSU: 3

Attend. Listen. Enlighten. TEDxPSU.

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