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This year’s TEDxBryantU event is looking for dedicated and creative volunteers to serve as TEDxBryantU speakers. The theme for the event will be Breaking Barriers. The Legendary Michael Jordan states “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Talks should consider the various ways we can improve and better serve the world we live in by “breaking barriers.” In a divided and polarized global climate, fresh perspectives can unlock a world of opportunity for change. These talks should offer fresh perspectives on what breaking a barrier means to you-whether it pertains to your personal life, professional life, a disability or a time of adversity in your life which has made you into the accomplished individual you are today. We are looking for talks on a wide variety of topics – whatever you believe is important for our society! 

A committee of students organizing the event will choose speakers from among Bryant’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Please share with us if you have an idea worth spreading. Interviews to become a speaker will take place after the application window has closed. 

Please submit the application and a copy of your resume or brief biography no later than October 18th to 

Please email the team with any additional questions.  

On behalf of the TEDx BryantU committee, thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the application process & we look forward to hearing your ideas! 

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.