Think outside-the-box at TEDx

Five accomplished professionals will discuss what it means to “Go Against the Grain” on April 22

What would it mean to lead differently, learn differently, and live differently? This question, along with many others, will be explored at Gettysburg College’s second annual TEDx, “Going Against the Grain,” on Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Mara Auditorium.

The event, TEDxGettysburgCollege, will feature five speakers, four of whom have direct ties to the College as alumni, faculty, or administrators. The speakers include Neil Bryant ’82, vice president of sales development for Carestream Health, Inc.; Prof. Ian Isherwood ’00, assistant director of the Civil War Institute; Darryl Jones, senior associate director of admissions; Jackie Powell ’09, research associate at WASH Advocates; and Jen Croneberger, CEO and founder of Excellence Training Camps, Inc.

View photos from the College’s TEDx event in 2012.

"Einstein's Intellectual Cosmopolitanism," Prof. Steve Gimbel, TEDxGettysburgCollege 2012

View more TEDxGettysburg College 2012 videos

The event has been spearheaded by five Gettysburg College students: Kevin Lavery ’16, a history major also pursuing a teaching certification; Joshua Ginder ’15, an anthropology and globalization double major; Ryan McCabe ’15, a physics major also pursuing mathematics and music minors; Anna Schneider ’13, an international affairs and Japanese studies double major; and Emily Cranfill, a history major with a double minor in writing and Civil War era studies. Cranfill is also serving as the head organizer for this year’s TEDx.

“TEDx events are important for our community because they inspire new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things,” Cranfill said. “TEDxGettysburgCollege has the potential to influence students in their day-to-day life and it puts Gettysburg College alongside other TEDx colleges and universities across the world, on every continent.”

Due to limited seating, attendance will be determined by a registration process. For individuals unable to attend the TEDx event, a video of the speeches will be streamed live on April 22 and later uploaded to YouTube.

About TEDx
TEDx is a local, self-organized event where “x” equates to an independently organized TED program. The event features video and live speakers who combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available for free at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Jane Goodall.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Learn more about TED or watch TED videos.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013

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