Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of Student Leadership Development will host the second annual TEDxNEIU event on Friday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m.

Five speakers, including Northeastern students, faculty and alumni, will share their knowledge, expertise and personal stories in the areas of food justice and sustainability, human rights, education, socialization and personal narratives. They are:

TEDxNEIU will take place in Alumni Hall at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

While the event is free and open to the public, tickets are required and must be picked up in person at the Student Leadership Development office in E 041B. Northeastern students, faculty and staff may claim up to two tickets per person now until Oct. 8; tickets will become available to community members beginning Sept. 28.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, most often delivered in the form of brief but powerful talks. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, with the program designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.

For more information, contact Elvis Guzman at e-guzman13@neiu.edu.