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Local innovators to share stories, inspire change at Tulane University’s TEDxTU

October 15, 2012

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789
kbrannon@tulane.edu

Tulane students will highlight local innovators at TEDxTU: Inspire Change from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus.

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a breeding ground for social change and innovation as residents, civic groups and entrepreneurs work to create new sustainable solutions to the city’s biggest social challenges.

Tulane University students will highlight some of these innovators at TEDxTU: Inspire Change from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus. The event will feature a series of five-minute talks by more than a dozen local innovators, including Tulane University President Scott Cowen, Anoop Jain, founder of Humanure Power Project, and Johanna Gilligan, founder of Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park.

“We’ll highlight some of these passionate and transformative individuals, but also, we’ll bring change-makers from all of our city’s different micro-communities together to share an evening of story-telling and inspiration,” said student organizer Samantha Bosalavage. 

The event is designed to bring innovators together to spark discussions in small groups that inspire new ideas and connections. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to reserve seating online at http://tedxtu.com.

TEDxTU is a locally organized version of the national “ideas worth spreading” TED conference. For more information about TED, visit http://www.ted.com/

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