Come one, come all! Apply to be a speaker!

“Ideas worth spreading. “

This is the motto of the TED, and TEDx, where x = independently organized. But, whose ideas? The million-viewed TED Talks that circle the web via email inboxes and show up on Facebook news-feeds are generally given by big-wigs who own companies, have traveled the world or invented complex inventions. Obviously these talks become viral!

But here at TEDXCSU, the unique perspective is more important than the credentials.  We want to hear from the Colorado State University student whom has re-thought the way to reduce waste on campus, the community member who is committed to the local economy, or the professional that started their business right here in Northern Colorado. No big names, just big ideas!

Anyone from the Northern Colorado region can apply to be a speaker at the October 11th, 2014 event. TEDXCSU is not limited to Colorado State University students and staff. Nine speakers will be selected to give a talk to those who attend the event, as well as be recorded for the official TEDX Youtube Channel. 

Apply to be a speaker by Wednesday at 12 pm! Applications can be found, filled out and submitted here. 

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Have an idea?

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TEDxCSU is looking for engaging speakers in northern Colorado to share their ideas worth spreading.    

TEDxCSU’s fall conference is a student-organized TEDx event at Colorado State University. We here at TEDxCSU are pleased to announce the launch of the speaker hunt for the fall conference, taking place October 11, 2014 in the Lory Student Center theatre. The theme of this year’s conference is“Know better. Do better,” inspired by the late Dr. Maya Angelou who said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

We are looking for nine speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to present their original ideas in a live, engaging, 10 to 15 minute talk. Interested participants can access the application HERE. Nominations are also being accepted and can be submitted via email to

The TEDxCSU team is encouraging anyone with an idea worth spreading to apply. The deadline for applications is July 23, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified by August 15, 2014 and will proceed to work with the team to polish their presentations for the conference in October. Official speaker announcements will be made in August as they are confirmed.

Join the TEDxCSU team!


If you love TED and you’re passionate about “Ideas Worth Spreading,” do we have an opportunity for you! 

TEDxCSU is looking for passionate, dedicated, students to join our team! We currently have openings for: Treasurer, PR/Social Media Coordinator, Student Involvement Coordinator, Graphic Designer/ Web Designer, Secretary, and Intermission Coordinator. Follow the link below to apply, if you have any questions feel free to email us at TEDxCSU Team Application:

Salon: Social Change in your Community

That’s right TEDheads – TEDxCSU is having another Salon on March 27, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Grey Rock Room at the LSC. TEDx Salons are fun-sized versions of TED conferences, with even more to gain! It will feature inspiring TEDTalks, live speakers and interactive discussions focused on challenging your perception of community and community involvement. Plus it’s FREE. But, space is limited, so be sure to get there early. What better way to spend a Thursday night than talking to your fellow Rammies about Social Change in your Community?!

We hope to see you all there! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates about what is going on with us here at TEDxCSU!

TEDhead Alert! TEDxCSU 2013 Second-Chance Screening!

In case you missed it!

Our March 2 TEDxCSU conference was a huge success. All of our speakers did a great job and it was wonderful to see the community come together to share ideas worth spreading.

If you didn’t get to attend TEDxCSU: Expanding Your Perspectives, don’t worry. We are hosting a second-chance screening where we will play five of the talks shown at the conference.

All of the talks given by the speakers were recorded live and can be now viewed on YouTube!

If you didn’t get to go to the event, make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the TEDxCSU experience!

Event Details:

What: TEDxCSU is hosting a FREE screening to showcase some of the   talks at this year’s conference.

Where: Behavioral Sciences Auditorium

  • The auditorium is located in room 131, in the west part of the building.

When: May 2, 2013 

Time: 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

The event will consist of two sessions of original TEDtalks split by one intermission. During the intermission, guests will be urged to interact with each other to discuss their passions and perspectives on the topics being presented in the videos.

The following talks will be shown at the screening:

Brooke “Queen Bee” Yates: The Power of Receiving

Wes O’rourke: BEarth-day – The Gift that Gives

Juwon Melvin: Should You Make Money or Make a Difference

Michael Steger: What Makes Life Meaningful

Josh Kaufman: The First 20 Hours – How to Learn Anything

If you would like to become a part of the TEDxCSU team, this is a great opportunity to find out more about us and how you can apply!

Join the TEDxCSU Team!

Calling all TedHeads!

On April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Library Living Room, we will be holding an informative meeting to discuss how to get involved with our student organization and our effort to continue the TED presence at CSU. We will play TED videos, give a brief description of roles available, and provide instructions on how to apply. Our current team members will be there to speak about the process of planning a TEDx event and answer any question you may have.

If you can’t make it on April 25, join us on Thursday, May 2 for a second chance to watch several inspiring from the TEDxCSU: Expanding Your Perspectives conference! It will be held at 6:00 p.m. on May 2 in the Behavior Sciences Auditorium (room 131).

Email with any questions.

Program – March 2, 2013

Noon – Doors Open

1:00 – 2:05 Session 1

  • April Wackerman
  • Michael Steger
  • Tamara Kleinberg
  • Dan Jaspersen
  • Josh Kaufman

2:05 – 2:50 Intermission

2:50 – 3:55 Session 2

  • Entertainment Maxwell Hughes
  • Kathlene Baumgardner
  • Wesley O’Rourke
  • Brook “Queen Bee” Yates

3:55 – 4:40 Intermission

4:40 – 5:45 Session 3

  • Mairi-Jane Fox
  • Patricia Jolly
  • Juwon Melvin
  • Jeni Cross

Coming to TEDxCSU tomorrow?

Congratulations on securing one of the hottest tickets in town! We are looking forward to seeing you at TEDxCSU this Saturday. Below is some information that will be useful for getting the most out of your TED experience.

Event Details

  • The event is from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Doors open at noon. Guests are asked to stay for the entire conference to get the full TED experience.
  • Parking is available in the Lory Student Center lot on the corner of Laurel and Meldrum.
  • Casual clothing is recommended.
  • There will be appetizers available and a cash bar.
  • You are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle for your use throughout the event. We will provide refilling stations.

Ticket Information

  • Did you get a student ticket? Learn more about what that means here.
  • Did you purchase a ticket? Your seat is guaranteed in the Theatre.

The Two Pillars of TED: What is the TEDxCSU Experience?

The first pillar of TED are the talks; these talks come from fascinating speakers who will share their “Idea Worth Spreading.” We hope you find them powerful and we hope they expend your perspectives. The second pillar of TED is the experience outside of the talks. We encourage you to interact with fellow audience members and engage with the talks to make the most of your experience. Intermissions will provide an opportunity for conversation and further opportunities to expand your perspectives. We will provide name tags that will give you the opportunity to identify three of your interests. Start thinking now, what would you like to talk to other people about at the event! What are your three passions?

Student Tickets and Simulcast Information

Did you get a ticket to TEDxCSU? Great! We can’t wait to see you this Saturday, March 2!

With our sold-out event less than a week away, our team wanted to clarify some important information about ticketing.

For anyone who reserved a ticket online at, you must pick up your ticket at Will Call at the CSU box office, located in the Lory Student Center. The box office is open Monday- Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. On the day of the event, Saturday, March 2, it will be open until 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., you will not be able to pick up your ticket from the box office. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to get a ticket if you arrive after 2 p.m.

* Community Tickets: Did you purchase a ticket?

You are guaranteed seating in the LSC theatre throughout the duration of the event.

* Student Tickets: Did you get a free student ticket?

Please remember that seating in the theatre is on a first-come first-served basis and space inside the theater is limited to the first 225 students who arrive. Other student tickets are guaranteed seating in the Ramskeller, where they can view a live simulcast of the conference as it happens in the theater. As seating in the theater becomes available, TEDxCSU team members will invite selected numbers of simulcast attendees to take seats upstairs in the theater.


The Ramskeller simulcast experience is reserved for individuals who received free student tickets. The Ramskeller will be open for business, serving food and drinks all afternoon. There will be four big-screen TVs and one projection screen, all simulcasting the TEDxCSU conference. During intermissions, all Ramskeller attendees will be able join fellow guests upstairs in the lobby of the LSC for food, drinks, activities, and engaging conversations.

Parking for the event:

Parking for TEDxCSU will be available in the Lory Student Center parking lot, located on the corner of Meldrum and Laurel.