TEDx came to York in April when a group of students hosted their first TEDx event (x=independently organized TED event) as part of the Henry D. Schmidt Lecture Series. TED is a nonprofit organization advancing technology, entertainment, and design through short talks to help spread ideas and encourage discussion.
Felix Diaz ’19 (York, Pennsylvania) was emcee. Three students gave talks: Public Relations major Bryce Kruger ’18 (York, Pennsylvania), shown below, spoke on the death of listening; Computer Science major Aaron Walsh ’18 (Vienna, Virginia), discussed uncommon lessons; and Intelligence Analysis major Eric Ottman ’20 (Oak Hill, Virginia) explored change starts with you. They encouraged audience members to take the time to listen and better themselves so they can help make a difference in the world. The aim is to gather participants with different ideas from diverse disciplines and to motivate them to share their experiences and knowledge through thought-provoking dialogue. Judging by the success of the first event, it looks as though the YCP community can look forward to seeing more TEDx events in the future.