Alright, ya’ll. We did a fuckin’ thing. We did a thing.
In case you haven’t seen the posts here, here, here, here, and here, there’s a group on campus called TEDxWesleyanU, and they’ve been a-brewin’ for the past year and a half.
You all have probably heard about TED, and might even be familiar with the TEDx format. But TEDx means that this is an independently-organized TED event, with some guidance from TED’s branding. This TEDx event is entirely student-organized, and it’s been a trip to put this all together.
Here’s a video explaining more about how this came about:
Most recently, she gave a speech to TED on her crowdfunding campaign, titled “The Art of Asking”:
The speech itself is both informative and inspirational. It’s idealistic, yet it has also proven itself to be pragmatic. It is the true spirit of the arts that we would like to see replicated by all. How many times have we passed on an exhibition because we didn’t want to pay $25 dollars for an admission ticket? How many concerts have we missed because the tickets were too expensive? How many of us has felt guilty for downloading music instead of buying it?
Hazal Muhtar ’14 and Edgar Pliaskis ’14 bring you an event that sounds like Wes Thinks Big on roids:
As a valuable member of Wesleyan community, you are cordially invited to the 1st annual TedxWes conference at Wesleyan University between 7-9 February, 2013. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an intellectual learning experience in an innovative atmosphere for a period of three days which will involve numerous talks given by the Wesleyan faculty.
Date: Thursday, February 7th through Saturday, February 9th Time: See schedule above Place: PAC001/002 Cost: FREEFREEFREE
From the awesome Hannah Vogel ’13 who knows that some peeps didn’t get tickets to this event on time (and were very sad about it):
We’re all very excited for Wesleyan Thinks Big!
If you didn’t get a ticket, we’ll be screening the live stream in PAC001 at 8PM Tuesday! Seating is first come first serve. Pray to the internet buffer gods, please. Come get cheese in Zelnick after!
If you did get a ticket, we’re extending pick-up by one day. PLEASE come pick up your ticket at Usdan, 12-1PM! You can pick it up at the door if you must, but it will be slow and chaotic. Wouldn’t you like your WTB experience to be as relaxing as possible? If you haven’t picked it up by 7:50 on Tuesday, we’re giving away your seat to whoever shows up to be on the waitlist.
Date: TONIGHT, December 4 Time: 8pm Place: PAC001 Cost: Free hundred dollars (I see what you did there, Vogel.) Facebook:Woot woot
Were you were one of the sad WesKids who had to miss this rockin’ evening of lectures? Do you just want to relive the magic of WesThinks Big again and again? You’re in luck!
Thanks to Max Nussenbaum ’12 and Ofer Levy ’12, you can now watch videos of the presentations online. Each video is about ten minutes long, except for that of good ol’ Jeanine, whose take on time limits is “I’m not going to pay any attention to you darling, forget it. I’ve been to the Oscars, I know what to do.”
It’s an entertaining and enlightening journey from the cosmos to the classroom, hitting many critical issues along the way. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already.