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TEDxUNCCharlotte 2024

TEDxUNCCharlotte 2024 is Saturday, February 17 2024 from 1pm-5pm in McKnight Theater in the Cone University Center.


Parking Information: Please park at the Cone Parking Deck 2, located at 8921 University Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262.


Parking Directions:

From 1-85N

Take I-85 North to Exit 43- University City Blvd, NC-43

Then make a right onto University City Blvd. 

Take University City for about 1.9 miles and then make a left onto Cameron Blvd. 

Stay on Cameron for .4 miles and then make a right on University Rd. 

Then in .2 miles, make a left onto Cone Ln.

The parking garage will be on the left.


This Year's Speaker Schedule and Topics


Speaking Block 1 (Approx. 1:00 pm - 2:30pm)

  • How to Hack your Humanities Education - Kennedy Brooks
  • AI Literacy: The Key to Responsible Use of AI in Higher Education - Mary Lou Maher
  • How a Post-Realistic Structure Can Help to Shape Perspectives for Marginalized Youth - Aaron Nance
  • Why Should the Workplace Care About the Disability in Diversity? - Lee Anne Tourigny
  • The Power of Play to Heal and Connect - Amy Work
  • Intergenerational Wellness: When Work and Wellness Collide- Vernisha Crawford

Speaking Block 2 (Approx. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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