Media Contact: Celine Au-Yeung, Director of Marketing: au-yeung.c@husky.neu.edu

BOSTON, Mass., February 6, 2019 – TEDxNortheasternU will host its annual flagship event on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A full program of Northeastern & Boston community members will present talks from 1p.m. – 5p.m. in the auditorium of Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC). The event will explore the theme of ‘Branches: Cultivating Connections’ through a series of inspiring speakers, phenomenal performers, and interactive exhibits (xLabs).

Designed to showcase the unique thoughts, ideas, and research stemming from the Northeastern & Boston communities, TEDxNortheasternU’s flagship events strive to provide an active platform for interdisciplinary conversations and authentic connections to be formed. “Bringing TEDxNortheasternU to our campus is truly a team effort. We have an incredible group of students who have worked passionately and tirelessly to bring this unique experience of ideas worth spreading to Northeastern,” remarked Co-Organizer, Rebecca Lafair.

The ‘Branches: Cultivating Connections’ theme encourages personal growth, as well as the growth of the Northeastern community through interdisciplinary collaboration. Our aim is to connect the dots between different branches of thought to promote the building of relationships, innovation, and curiosity.

Attracting 300 attendees this year, the student-led TEDxNortheasternU team has put every ounce of passion and ambition available into making this year’s event a reality. Audience members are challenged to open their minds to novel experiences and thought-provoking topics. Registrations will be available on Friday, February 15, 2019.

To register and find out more visit www.tedxnortheasternu.com.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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