March 20, 2011—In keeping with the theme of "radical collaboration," the University of Denver is offering three ways to watch and engage in its upcoming TEDxDU and TEDxDU Active event on Friday, May 13. Participants can attend the live program, join in the TEDxDU Active on-campus watch party or view the live stream of the event online from anywhere in the world at www.tedxdu.com.
Registration is required for TEDxDU and TEDxDU Active events and begins on April 5 at www.tedxdu.com. TEDxDU events are free, but seating is limited. For updates, follow TEDxDU on Twitter and Facebook.
The TEDxDU main event will take place in Gates Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., followed by a party on-stage with TEDxDU speakers. TEDxDU Active will take place at the same time in the Driscoll Ballroom in the William T. Driscoll Student Center, 2055 E. Evans Ave. Hosted by comedian Rob Gleeson, TEDxDU Active is a live simulcast of TEDxDU – but with its own blend of activities and surprises. TEDxDU Active attendees can join the after-party at Gates Hall.
TED, which stands for "Technology, Entertainment and Design," brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to share "ideas worth spreading." TEDx events are independently organized events licensed by TED.
"Through this idea of radical collaboration, we hope to reveal the power of partnership, where unlikely ideas, inspiration or research can propel an idea forward faster than anyone could do alone," says DU Chancellor Robert Coombe. "TEDxDU is part of our ongoing commitment to improve the human condition."
TEDxDU will feature more than 15 speakers in a fast-paced afternoon of eclectic ideas, inspiration, and performance themed around the idea of radical collaboration. Speakers include former U.S. Ambassador Chris Hill; TED speaker and animal welfare activist Temple Grandin; collaborative musician John Common and the Blinding Flashes of Light; and cellular biologist Todd Blankenship.