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Welcome to TEDxUSU!

With more support than ever before, the 3rd annual TEDxUSU concluded on Oct. 29 a resounding success. Tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes, #TEDxUSU trended on Twitter, and hundreds of participants came away mentally stimulated as they engaged with and heard from 17 speakers from around the country and USU. Now, you can watch (or rewatch) these talks for yourself, and participate in sharing TEDxUSU’s “ideas worth spreading.”

TEDxUSU 2014 Presenters

Noelle Pikus Pace
The color of a medal
Orson Scott Card
Creative education--how to keep the spark alive in children and adults
Dawn & Hawkes
Golden Heart
David Brown
No more M in STEM
Jim Davis
Building trust
Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez
No way but through
Deborah Fields
Tween activism in a virtual world
Evelyn Funda
Farming is the new sexy
Dennise Gackstetter
Body, breath, release
Jenna Glover
Do you live an energy efficient life?
Matthew LaPlante
Why Superman must die so Clark Kent may live
Nicole Martineau
Taking chances to reach students
Jason Nicholson
In flux
Jason Quinn
If your tires could talk
Jarod Raithel
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand
Lindsey Shirley
A journey behind the seams
Recorded TEDTalk
Why is ketchup so hard to pour?
Recorded TEDTalk
Your body is my canvas

TEDxUSU is brought to you by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in partnership with the Caine College of the Arts.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUSU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUSU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Contact Info


All press requests should be sent to Dr. Scott Bates, USU Associate Vice President for Research. Dr. Bates is the official spokesperson for TEDxUSU.

Phone:    435.797.2975

All other questions or requests relating to TEDxUSU should be sent to Brandon Crouch, project manager for TEDxUSU.

Phone:    435.797.7633

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