TEDxMiddlebury 2019: Gaining the Edge

This year’s TEDxMiddlebury Conference will be on Saturday, November 2th, 10am – 1pm in the Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury College. Breakfast, lunch, and drinks will be provided!

Tickets are available now!

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Click here for the a lineup of this year’s speakers!

This year’s theme, “Gaining the Edge,” is about the continual drive and desire to transcend, to preserve and expand, to beautify and to expose the bars of reality between which we live. It is about holding onto the edge of survival, discovering what maintains one’s motivation when all seems lost, and poking fun at what is supposedly real. It is grabbing the edge of an idea and flipping it on its head. It is drag. It is genderfuck. It is poetry. It is neural impulses. It is passing a heritage language to one’s children. It is obliterating structural disadvantages. It is singing to Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” at the top of your lungs while the sun cascades through the window. It is transformational justice. It is BDSM. It is making room for yourself to breathe. It is sculpture. It is experimental physics. It is rebellion. It requires a radical reimagining of accepted truths. Most of all, it paves the way for innovation and reflection as we create a personal and collective past, present, and future. 


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 TEDxMiddlebury, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMiddlebury 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. For more information, click here

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