TED Talk Video Series
The Office of Student Life at Penn State Altoona is offering the new program TED Talk Video Series on Campus. This program will utilize TED Talks by Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, Brene Brown, and Steve Jobs to stimulate conversation, help students learn more about themselves and their leadership styles, and enhance their understanding of the world.
The TED Talk Video series will be held each Wednesday from February 19 - April 2 in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to win a book by the featured TED Talk speaker. There will also be refreshments and prizes.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading." TED conferences and events, held all over the world, address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. Speakers are given a maximum of eighteen minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. The TED mission statement reads, "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."
For more information on the program, contact Cara Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2014 Presentations
All TED Talk events will be held in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center
“How Great Leaders Inspire Action”
Wednesday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
"The Power of Introverts"
Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
“The Surprising Science of Motivation”
Wednesday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
“The Power of Vulnerability”
Wednesday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
“How to Live Before You Die”
Wednesday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and Dylan Baker