TEDxWakeForestU 2017- The Power of Curiosity

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

 The sixth annual TEDx conference is approaching! TEDxWakeForestU is an independently organized event that’s mission is to “highlight exceptional people and creative works, connect people across disciplines, [and] create conversations that drive action.”

This year, students, faculty, and community members are invited to Wait Chapel on Saturday, February 18th, from 12:30PM to 4:30PM to engage with eight impressive speakers.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Power of Curiosity.” The speakers will give presentations on the importance of curiosity in their personal fields of expertise.

“Our team encourages you to come and be inspired about the curiosities of our world. It has often been said that curiosity creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, while at the same time laying a foundation for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy, and delight,” said Hayden Lineberger ’18, the Executive Director of TEDxWakeForestU 2017.

“We have an exciting speaker lineup, covering a vast array of thought-provoking topics. We hope that by attending you will be inspired to explore what makes you curious, in effect allowing you to transform everyday tasks into interesting and enjoyable experiences.”

These exciting speakers include Story Musgrave, a career astronaut, Ever Lee Hairston, the President of the National Federation of the Blind, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the music director of the Greensboro Symphony and violin virtuoso who will share his talents with us during his talk. For a full list of speakers, click here.

We applaud our student leaders who worked tirelessly to put on such a powerful event:

Hayden Lineberger ‘18, Executive Director

Emily Fitzgerald ’17, Assistant Director

Caroline Lewis ’17, Co-Director of Engagement

Arthur Willson ’17, Co-Director of Engagement

Julia Demorest ’19, Director of Talent Acquisition

Julie Gray ’19, Director of Operations and Logistics

Yossuf Albanawi ’17, Director of Hospitality

Garret Barnes ’19, Stage Manager

Johnny Thurber ’18, Director of Event Support/Volunteer Coordinator

Tommy Worcester ’17, Master of Ceremonies

To learn more about TEDxWakeForestU, please visit the website. To keep up with the event, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Don’t forget to register for the event!