TEDxSUU: Transcendence

TEDxSUU will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall.

The TEDx motto is Ideas Worth Spreading. The TEDx mission is “to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact” (TED Ideas worth spreading). “[TED] is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge” (TED Ideas worth spreading).

Following these objectives, we’ve chosen Transcendence as our theme. Five speakers will be chosen to share experiences that have produced better-than-expected results.

Thank you for auditioning to be a TEDxSUU speaker!

Audition Parameters

Here's what we are looking for:

  • Audition videos must be 2-3 minutes in length.
  • The topic of your audition must be the topic of your final speech.
  • Speakers must be an SUU student, faculty, staff, administrator, or alumni.
  • Clearly convey your message.
  • Visual aids are optional.
  • Audition videos must be submitted by Friday October 6 at 11:59 pm.

TED Requirements

  1. All scientific data must be authentic and accurate.
  2. Talks should not include inflammatory political or religious agendas.
  3. Talks should not include polarizing (us vs. them) language.
  4. Speakers may not promote their own products, books, or businesses, nor that of their employer.
  5. Copyright laws are in effect. Any third party material must be made known and written permission must be granted to the speaker.

Speakers will be required to attend monthly practices and a dress rehearsal. The TEDxSUU committee asks that your final speech falls in the sweet spot of
8-10 minutes in length.

Thank you for auditioning for TEDxSUU. We look forward to seeing your presentation.

Submit Your Presentation

TEDxSUU Committee Members

Executive Committee:

Melissa Funk
Chris Younkin
Kim Sawyer
Staci Anderson
Kyle Dillon
Steven Jackson

Student Committee

Allen Bouchard
Emma Hicken
Kati Perkins
Bienvenue Djamba
Hope Edja
Helene Djuma