Are you ready for TEDxCSU 2016?

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TEDxCSU 2016 will take place on March 5th from 11:00am- 5:00pm in the Lory Student Center Theatre on the Colorado State University campus.

TEDxCSU 2016 will feature 10 live talks as well as interactive exhibits where innovators and audience members can engage in the spreading of ideas. Speakers for the event are (in no particular order):

  • Ashley Wylde
  • Bryan Dik, Ph. D.
  • Elizabeth Sink
  • Janet Seahorn, Ph. D.
  • Jennifer Barfield, Ph. D.
  • Jennifer Harman, Ph. D.
  • Jessica Witt, Ph. D.
  • Lisa Wickman
  • Monica Rivera
  • Xajés Martinez

Tickets Sales and Event Registration:

Tickets for the event will go on sale on February 15th at Tickets for the event are $5 for CSU students (with student ID) and $30 for community members. Please show ticket and ID the day of the event.

We encourage you not to print your ticket once purchased. We will have a list of attendees at the event registration desk (Lory Student Center Box Office), so please have a photo ID with you. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Lory Student Center Box Office. It is located on Level 200 of the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.

Transportation and Parking:

For TEDxCSU attendees, The MAX will be available for transportation to and from the event. Bicycle racks are also available by the Morgan Library and the Lory Student Center, if you choose to bike to the event.

Free parking will be available in the Morgan Library Lot on the Colorado State University campus. Due to construction, the Morgan Library Lot can be accessed from Shields.

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Event Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. Doors open
  • 11:00 a.m. – noon First Session
  • Noon – 1:15 p.m. Intermission*
  • 1:15- 2:15 p.m. Second Session
  • 2:15- 3:30 p.m. Intermission*
  • 3:30- 4:30 p.m. Third Session
  • 4:30- 5:00 p.m. Closing Conversations

*Intermissions will include appetizers and beverages as well as entertainment and time to engage with other audience members, speakers, and innovators.

For more information please visit:

TEDxCSU is a licensed event authorized by the TED Conferences LLC. TEDxCSU is a Colorado State University Organization.

Five Ways To Make The Most Of TEDxCSU

TEDxCSU is on October 11th at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center Theatre. Tickets are free for students, and $30 for community members. We have ten brilliant leaders speaking on a range of subject areas from sustainable living to political innovation. Additionally, there will be an “innovation alley,” where local-grown food will be served, educators will be conducting hands-on experiments, and artists will be showing off their work. We can’t wait to celebrate the amazing Fort Collins and CSU community with you! 

The TEDxCSU team has come up with ways that you can make the most of TEDxCSU, whether you are a student, professional, parent, or just curious by-stander! We are so excited about the 2014 conference, and we hope you are, too!

1. Enjoy the day! TEDxCSU is an all day conference, starting at one (with doors opening at noon) and ending at six. Although that may seem like a full day, remember there is *free* food, interactive fun and ten speakers to keep you entertained. Plus, how many Saturdays do you spend immersing yourself in your community? If not many, this will be a Saturday to remember! enjoying-life-iheartfaces-wm

2. Introduce yourself! TED was founded on the idea that through bringing together leaders and innovators from different sectors, society can strengthen in all areas. TEDx brings this same notion of collaboration to life. Someone you bump into at the conference could be a leader in the field you’re interested in, an friend you haven’t met yet, or a potential business parter. Don’t be scared to introduce yourself.


3. Have an open mind! With ten speakers all with a plethora of unique expertise and passions, it is almost certain all of their ideals will not match yours. But how boring would it be if they were?! TEDx is all about learning, so come into the day with an open mind, ready to listen and respect a new point of view. A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work unless it is open!


4. Take Notes! In your programs for the event, there is space provided for you to take notes on the talks. We encourage you to jot down key ideas from each talk, especially the ones that move you. Additionally, use this space to take down names of acquaintances you meet, and thoughts that come to mind during the day. The conference will go by fast, and through jotting down important thoughts, you are making sure you are getting the most out of the time during the present, and for the future!


5. Learn about TED and TEDx! Although TEDxCSU is right down the street for most of us, TED is an international platform that has hosted some of the most profound innovators of our day, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell and Al Gore, just to name a few. TED talks started in 1984 in California as a grass-root event aimed at expanding leadership opportunities in what is now Sillicon Valley. Today, almost every community hosts independently organized TEDx events, working to fulfill the slogan that TEDx brings “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. You can find out more about TED and TEDx at


TEDxCSU 2014 details, out now!


TEDxCSU 2014: Know Better Do Better will take place on October 11th from 1-6pm in the Lory Student Center Theatre on the Colorado State University campus. We have ten unique speakers from the university and Northern Colorado community speaking on a diverse range of subjects, fitting into the theme, inspired by the late Maya Angelou who said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

In addition to live TEDx talks, the event will feature locally grown food, musical performances, and interactive exhibits from Colorado innovators.

Tickets for the event will be on sale October 1st at Campus Information and Box Office or online at Tickets are free for CSU students (with student ID) and $30 for community members. A student ticket does not guarantee a seat in the theater, so students need arrive early to secure admission.

For more info, check out our website and social media sites



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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.