Clarkson TEDx conference seeks presenters with ‘ideas worth spreading’
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 9:30 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University will host a “TEDx” event focused on sustainability Saturday, April 13.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." TED began in 1984 as a conference to bring together people from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design.

The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

The theme of TEDxClarksonU will be sustainability as a global challenge, with a focus on environmental, economic and human/social challenges.

A series of talks, demonstrations and performances are sought on a wide range of subjects that foster learning and inspiration.

Applications for presenters are now available and are due by March 12. Application forms are available in the Clarkson Center for Advanced Materials Processing room 100, from [email protected], at or at 268-3785.

Early submissions will receive priority review, with a rolling deadline until all spots are filled.

Only 100 individuals can participate in TEDxClarksonU. Speaker presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes.

Applications must be accompanied by a TEDxClarksonU permission release form to give TED the right to edit and distribute video of the presentation.

All applicants must pay a $10 fee to cover costs.

The primary sponsor of "TEDxClarksonU" will be the student organization Spectrum.

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