Austin College will host the fourth annual TEDxAustinCollege on Saturday, September 28, in an event that will feature short (up to 15 minutes) talks by six members of the Austin College community. The event will take place in Wright Campus Center, with Main Stage talks in Mabee Hall. Tickets are $30 each for the day’s live Main Stage sessions, with a discount of $15 available to educators and students. The ticket price includes lunch and a t-shirt. Ticket registration is now open at www.austincollege.edu/tedx
“At one time humanity perceived the world as flat. We had yet to observe the curve of its surface and our planetary position in the cosmos. Our perceptions are formed by sensory stimuli and shaped by personal experiences. By sharing our unique accounts of the world both individually and collectively, we provide a slightly broader view and make space for tiny shifts in one another’s perceptions. We may discover that the world itself has not changed. Rather, it is our understanding of it that has changed. After all, the world was never flat, but it took a shift in perceptions to see that.”
2019 TEDxAustinCollege Speaker Lineup
Lindsay Williambrown is a 2002 graduate of Austin College who earned an M.B.A from Penn State University. She has studied corporate anthropology, indigenous power, marginalization, and global scaling. Her work has won global business recognition from CEOs, Fortune Magazine, Forbes, and DiversityInc. She is a founding director of Kanarys in Dallas, a transparency-driven consultancy all about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.