TEDxMiddlebury 2016: Playing the Game

This year’s TEDxMiddlebury Conference is on November 13th, from 10: 00am to 1: 30pm. Food and drinks provided!

The theme for this year’s TEDxMiddlebury conference is “Playing the Game”. We all play “the game” in one way or another, and we want to highlight the ways in which each of us learns to navigate the games, and by extension, the systems that surround us. This event is about questioning the different strategies we might use and our varying definitions of what success can be. It is about the personas we take on to “win” different rounds, about being honest in the face of expectations, and about deciding whether or not to play by the rules. It is about experiencing moments of defeat and deciding to keep playing, and knowing when and why we quit.
Tickets are $8 for Middlebury students and high school students, $15 for faculty and faculty, and $20 for community members.

Our speakers include:
Mattie Brice
M Jackson
Sarah Finnie Robinson
Marco Mezzavilla
Kaamila Abdiaziz Mohamed
Gabbie Santos ’17
Will Kasso

They will be talking about topics ranging from our future with technology to the video gaming industry, climate change, sustainability, and gender and sexuality representation in religion.

It promises to be an exciting event, so take some time out of your busy schedules and come be a part of it! We’re pumped: are you??

Tickets available at Middlebury College Box Office.

Join the TEDxMiddlebury Board!

TEDxMiddlebury is entirely student-run. The board is in charge of organising the annual TEDxMiddlebury conference- from picking the theme, choosing and contacting speakers to organising venue and tech logistics! We particularly encourage first years to apply. If you are at all interested, give it a shot even if you feel you have no experience at all!

If you have any questions at all, shoot us an email at tedx@middlebury.edu

apply @ go/tedxapply

The application closes on Oct 20.

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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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