Tickets now on sale for TEDxCSU in Lory Student Center Theatre on March 4

Note to Reporters: Interviews with speakers or organizers can be arranged by contacting Jensen Woods at RamEvents.

FORT COLLINS — TEDxCSU 2017 will take place on March 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre. The event will feature 10 live talks as well as interactive exhibits where innovators and audience members can engage in the spreading of ideas. The 11 featured speakers are (in no particular order):

  • Mark Benn, Psy.D.
  • Anne Cleary, Ph.D.
  • Jaelyn Coates
  • Jesse Elliott
  • David Enden
  • Rachel Esters
  • Joe von Fischer, Ph.D.
  • Brandon Kidney & Lauren Migliaccio
  • Mo Wells
  • Cori Wong, Ph.D.


Event timeline

10-11 a.m.                Event Registration

10:30 a.m.                Doors open

11 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 p.m.              Closing Conversations


Tickets for the event are on sale now online or at the Lory Student Center Box Office, $5 for CSU students (with ID) and $30 for community members. Please show ID the day of the event.


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


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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)


About TED

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, 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.