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First TEDx coming to West Virginia University

By CLAIRE O’NEIL

The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The first ever TEDx event at West Virginia University will take place on March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Media Innovation Center on the fourth floor of the Evansdale Crossing.

The media organization TED has created a program called TEDx, which is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

About 10 months ago, faculty chair and TEDxWVU student organization faculty sponsor Gina Dahlia and chair, license holder and graduate student Shannon Cunningham began working on obtaining the official TEDx license to host the event at WVU.

“This endeavor has truly been a labor of love from the beginning,” Dahlia said. “I was a fan of TED talks prior to chairing the WVU event, so being a part of the inaugural kick-off for TEDxWVU has been an honor and something I will never forget.”

TED videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussions and connections within a small group. The theme for the event will be “Leading with Hope in a Changing World.”

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