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Your Guide To TedxPSU’s ‘5 Days Of TED’ Events

If you enjoy those TED Talks that your professor shows in class, TEDxPSU has a week of events for you. The “5 Days of TED” will begin on Monday at 11 a.m. in the HUB, and will continue at various locations across campus. The five-day event was created in preparation for TEDxPSU 2016, which will be held in the spring. The event’s Facebook page encourages students and community members to buy tickets on Eventbrite. Currently Eventbrite only says that ticket registration has ended for the Sci-Five Salon event, but you can follow the hashtag #getstarTED on Twitter and Instagram for updates.

If you’re looking to get involved in this week’s TED events before heading home for Thanksgiving break, here’s a run-down of all the activities happening this week:

Monday, November 16

The Event: “Get StarTED”

The Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ground Floor HUB

TEDxPSU will kick off the week with free goodies (hello, laptop stickers), music, and special guests.

Tuesday, November 17

The Event: “Sci-Five Salon”

The Details: 7-9 p.m., Berg Auditorium

The Sci-Five Salon is a showcase of research and projects from Penn State’s very own researchers, professors, and students from areas like biology, engineering, and aerospace. Not only will attendees get to hear about state-of-the-art research projects, but they’ll also have the opportunity to see some live demonstrations. Unfortunately, this event is already sold out, but there will be plenty more opportunities to get involved during the week.

Wednesday, November 18

The Event: “TEDxPSU Car Showcase”

The Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pollock Road in front of the HUB

TEDxPSU partnered up with New York Auto Depot and PSU EcoCar to bring some of the most innovative and revolutionary cars to Penn State. The showcase will feature cars like Audis, Ferraris, Bentleys, and some of the coolest eco-cars you’ll ever see.

Thursday, November 19

The Event: “AfterTED”

The Details: 6-8 p.m., Stuckeman Jury Space

In anticipation of the 2016 TEDxPSU conference, both former and current speakers will come together to share their experiences with TEDx. Distinguished members like Dr. Sam Richards will discuss how the conference has contributed the Penn State community. This is a private event, but keep your eyes peeled for videos, which will be posted online.

Friday, November 20

The Event: “TEDxPSU Theme and Logo Reveal”

The Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lower Level/New HUB


In addition to hosting this awesome week of events, TEDxPSU wants to know who you want to speak at TEDxPSU 2016.

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About the Author

Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.


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