Presented by: TEDxBloomington
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
General Admission: $USD 25.00
Student (with ID): $USD 15.00
|Friday, March 6th 6:00 pm||Buy Tickets|
There’s much to be learned by looking at things from a different angle. When we shift perspective, we expand our ability to understand complex issues and increase our ability to empathize with others. This event seeks to ignite new insights – by inviting a diverse group of speakers with different viewpoints and life experiences. Ideas worth spreading are often those capable of shifting perspectives, and that’s what we seek to do in this year’s event.
Doors will open at 5:30pm for this general admission event. More information about our 2020 lineup of speakers will be announced at: www.tedxbloomington.com.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan, and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.
Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.
TEDxBloomington began with a simple desire by a few IU alums to ‘give back’ to the Bloomington community at large. Then the local team sprang up, balancing the equation. We are thrilled to be able to share an extraordinary city and academic community with the larger TED & TEDx world.
The members of the TEDxBloomington planning team share a common passion for TED and the TEDx platform. We truly believe in the spirit of “Ideas Worth Spreading.”
Likewise, each of us is excited to seek speakers, sponsors, and participants who embody the TED spirit in their personal and professional lives.