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TEDxAustinCollege Announces Eighth Annual Conference
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Austin College announces the eighth annual TEDxAustinCollege Conference on Saturday, September 30, in Sally and Jim Nation Theatre and Learning Commons, inside Ida Green Communication Center.
The theme, UNEARTH, challenges listeners to dig deeply into the layers of knowledge and discover new ideas. The student-led conference features speakers from the Austin College student body, alumni, and faculty who explore innovation, challenges of many kinds, science, and joy.
Speakers include Cody Dean ’24, biology major, with his talk titled Doubting Your Doubts: The Path to Possibility; Victoria Gilbert ’21, freelance writer for Lampoon Magazine, with her talk titled Innovate, Don’t Imitate: Fashion, Technology, and Design; Dr. Patty Manning-Courtney ’87, medical doctor, with her talk titled It’s Going to be OK; Dr. Andra Petrean, professor of physics and Physics Department chair, with her talk Liberal Arts and Lifelong Learning: Finding Direction in the Face of Life’s Uncertainties; Casie Rivas ’03, business attorney, with her talk titled Perpetual Presence and the Joy of Living in the Moment; and Caryn Schenewerk ’99, spaceflight policy leader, with her talk Space Based Solutions for Our Greatest Terrestrial Problems.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and the event ends at 12:45 p.m. The conference is free, but registration is required and open through Wednesday, September 27. You can register at TEDxAustinCollege – Austin College . The first 250 registered attendees to arrive will receive a free swag bag including a limited edition UNEARTH cap.
The Discovery Depot will be open during intermission and includes a variety of student-led interactive booths where audience members can engage with the ideas presented in the talks. TEDxAustinCollege is accessible for people with mobility conditions and there will be an ASL interpreter. If you have other accessibility needs, please reach out to TEDx@austincollege.edu to make arrangements.