What is TED?

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.

What is TEDxSalveReginaU?

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized event that brings people together to share ideas worth spreading. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Location and time:

TEDxSalveReginaU will be held in DiStefano Lecture Hall in Antone Academic Center on March 25, 2017. At 4 p.m.


Our Theme: 

“The purpose of bringing a TEDx event to campus was born out of the desire to introduce new ideas to Salve Regina’s students and to inspire them to expand their understanding on a variety of subjects. The TEDxSalveReginaU planning committee thought long and hard about an appropriate and inspiring theme that would encompass the purpose behind our efforts and the content of the TEDxSalveReginaU talks. We believe the theme of ‘Growing Ideas’ does this.

Ideas are like seeds; in order to grow, they must be cultivated with passion, a pursuit of knowledge, and a desire to improve the world. This must be done by people who are truly invested in this process, and by these who recognize that even the smallest of seeds has the potential to change the world. Through this event, Salve Regina’s students will become inspired to pursue what is important to them, and perhaps discover new ideas that they can help to grow and flourish.”