Students, faculty, staff and alumni all took part in Truman’s inaugural TEDx conference in November.
TEDx events are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. Sponsored by Student Government, TEDxTrumanStateUniversity showcased a breadth of new ideas and was a true representation of the liberal arts. In total, 10 presenters discussed topics including trust as the key to knowledge, rural America’s role in addressing climate change, better health through risk-taking and how graphic design and education come together in unexpected ways to communicate information.
In the lead up to the event, Student Government invited any member of campus to submit an idea to present. The all-day affair took place in the Student Union Building, Nov. 4, and free tickets were made available to the entire campus. A viewing party featuring a livestream of the conference was also accessible in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater.
The presentations are available on the TEDx YouTube page, and Student Government hopes to host another conference in the next school year.