On the west side of the state, Hope College resides in Holland, Michigan. TEDxHopeCollege is a student-led initiative, focused on challenging the status quo, starting conversations, and spreading new ideas with unique, thought-provoking talks by students and community members. It will be an event that cultivates an environment for open, ideological discourse, along with a deeper understanding and culture of listening. TEDxHopeCollege will return next year in 2022 with a new theme and set of talks to step out of our comfort zones and into a conversation.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHopeCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHopeCollege event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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