TEDxPSU 2014 Theme Announced: ‘Go Further’
The TEDxPSU Executive Team revealed the theme for this year’s conference: “Go Further.” The conference, which will take place March 2, 2014 in Schwab Auditorium, marks TEDxPSU’s fourth anniversary.
“Collectively we have all experienced mediocrity, whether in the form of ignorance or passivity. No matter what situations daily life throws in your way, those who seek to take initiative and lead succeed,” said Lauren Matakas, Director of Community Relations. “‘Go Further’ means blazing past our comfort zones and trying something new. It means we take the spark of inspiration, the limitlessness of dreams, and the courage from the talks we hear on Sunday, and take the next step to Monday. It means achieve, rather than dream.”
Matakas said “Go Further” is a call to action because it not only ignites new passions and ideas, but it also inspires deeper thought and more conscientious movement in our own lives.
“TED gives us ideas worth spreading, but it’s up to us to go further and spread the ideas,” Matakas said.
TEDxPSU is an independently organized TED conference that brings together innovative and thought-provoking individuals from the Penn State community and beyond to share ideas worth spreading. The goal of TEDxPSU is to inspire audience members to challenge preconceived notions, explore emerging trends, and contribute to an ongoing dialogue about the future by using a combination of live talks and pre-recorded videos.
Last year’s TEDxPSU conference featured 16 speakers who spoke about a range of different topics, all revolving around the theme of “Yesterday’s Frontiers and Tomorrow’s Horizons.” If you weren’t there, check out muralist Michael Pilato’s TED Talk on how art has impacted his life.
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