Weidner Center to Produce Green Bay’s Second Annual TEDx Event
Green Bay, Wis. — The Weidner Center is proud to host the second annual TEDxUW-Green Bay organized by faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
“After last year’s overwhelming response to TEDxUW-GreenBay, we are excited to announce that the application and nomination process is now open,” said Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center. “We had hundreds of submissions for speakers and the event itself was sold out, so our hope is to build upon that success. The TEDx videos from last year’s event now have more than 100,000 views. It’s a powerful platform.”
Speaker nominations and applications are being accepted until April 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. Organizers seek the boldest and most impactful ideas being generated in this community. This event will take place on October 24, 2019. To apply or nominate a speaker, visit www.tedxuwgreenbay.com.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. and Chair of Political Science, Aaron Weinschenk, shared his excitement about the announcement of the second TEDx event at the university. “We are thrilled to announce that we are seeking applications for the second annual TEDxUW-Green Bay. Our inaugural TEDx event last year was an amazing one and we’re excited for year number two. If you have an idea worth spreading, please consider submitting an application. Alternatively, if you know someone who would be a great speaker, please send them our way!”
New to the TEDxUW-Green Bay team this year is Ellen Rosewall, professor and chair of UW-Green Bay’s Arts Management program.
“The first TEDx event last November was a highlight of my year,” she said. “The speakers were inspiring, the audience curious and engaged. I’m so proud to be a part of the organizing team this year!”
This year, co-organizers Weinschenk, Rosewall and Strickland will be joined on the Speaker Selection Committee by President and CEO of Prevea Health, Dr. Ashok Rai, and newly retired CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Gail McNutt.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.
About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, Fort Howard Hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with the Grand Foyer and a dance studio. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the national touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development with an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course, D-I athletics and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.