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TEDxTuscaloosa: Popular short talks program returns

One of the realizations of adulthood is appreciating, even yearning for, long-gone days when education was a primary occupation. The deeper irony: One thing students rarely learn is that study is its own reward, not just a means to a paycheck.

Eight speakers selected for TEDxTuscaloosa

The first TEDxTuscaloosa event now has its eight speakers to share “ideas worth spreading” on April 11. They will offer a mixture of voices on co-op innovation, post-tornado reconstruction, the need for meaningful debate in place of shouting matches, shifting health-care focus to prevention, turning hobbies into life-changing hustles and more.

First TEDxTuscaloosa event features former anchor-turned-teacher

When the first ever TEDxTuscaloosa event kicks off in April, a former TV reporter turned teacher will be one of the featured speakers.  Mark Raines is a former ABC 33/40 anchor who left the TV business to teach journalism to Tuscaloosa City high school students.  He is now a teacher with the San Dieguito Union […]

Local TEDx event slated April 11 at Tuscaloosa River Market

Another beneficiary of video ubiquity from YouTube to social media has been the TED (technology, entertainment and design) talks. Although TED seems a recent phenomenon, it started in 1984 as an intended one-time event with the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” TED has spread to Tuscaloosa. April 11, TEDxTuscaloosa will be held at the River Market, with eight speakers talking for under 18 minutes each.

The Crimson White: TEDx intended for ‘rebuilding’ city of Tuscaloosa

TEDx is coming to Tuscaloosa this year with the aim of inspiring and reinvigorating the community through one larger event and four smaller events each year as planned. TEDx is an offshoot of TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short lectures. TED began in 1984 as a conference to converge technology, entertainment […]

AL.com: TEDxTuscaloosa seeking speakers for 2015 event

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The popular speaking series TEDx is coming to Tuscaloosa, and organizers are looking for speakers to spread their ideas. “We are searching for thinkers and doers in our community who can share with our TEDxTuscaloosa audience ideas that will impact Tuscaloosa and inspire growth,” Andrew Richardson, lead organizer of the event, said in a release. […]

Announcing TEDxTuscaloosa

Ideas Worth Spreading That’s the slogan of TED, the organization that has become an international success in their mission to change attitudes, change lives, and change the world. TEDxTuscaloosa begins its first year by embracing that initial concept – that ideas with value should be shared. As we start our hunt for speakers for spring […]