2021 Event: Breaking Barriers

The theme of “Breaking Barriers” was selected this year due to observable social, economic, and political barriers that have been broken throughout the challenging and uncertain year. This event is a great opportunity to encourage innovation and perseverance within the Bryant University community during an unprecedented time. All talks this year engage and inspire those faced with adversity by focusing on the various ways we can improve and better serve the world we live in by “breaking barriers.” In a divided and polarized global climate, these fresh perspectives can unlock a world of opportunity for change.

Commonly Asked Questions

February 20, 2021 10:00am – 2:00pm

Per Bryant University COVID-19 restrictions there is a cap of 50 in-person attendees for the event. For these 50 attendees priority will be given to students and faculty/staff in the bryant community who are getting tested weekly. The event will also be livestreamed on zoom to up to 1,000 attendees who register in advance. 

A link to register for the event will be released in the middle of January and will be based on first come first serve basis. There will be two links, one for 50 in-person registration, and the second for virtual registration. 

Our team has designed this year’s event to be shorter and easier to sit through for an online audience. This year’s event has been designed to encourage viewers to take action and break their own barriers using the information they learn. We have created a follow along workbook which will help you reflect on your own life and take action towards breaking your own barriers. 

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBryantU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBryantU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.