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Eighth Annual TEDxMiddlebury Convenes

Student-speaker Nia Robinson ’19 gave the penultimate TED talk, reminding us “we are not as lost as we think we are.”


November 15, 2017

What do state politics, design, racial identity, and linguistics have to tell us about self-discovery and loss? Six speakers posed—and answered—those questions and many more on Saturday at the eighth annual TEDxMiddlebury conference held in Mahaney Center for the Arts. With nothing but a projector...

TED Speaker Hosts Gender Justice and Race Workshop

Joshua Allen hosted a workshop Monday about gender justice and Black Lives Matter. Rachel Frank

By Adrian Leong

November 13, 2015

“Wait a minute ...” Joshua Allen wrote on their Facebook profile at 1:33 p.m. last Sunday, “I just closed the TEDxMiddlebury conference and after I was done talking people stood on their feet and started clapping. What the actual f***?!” Joshua Allen, a self-identified “organizer, abolitionist...

TEDx Middlebury Brings Speakers

TEDx Middlebury Brings Speakers

By Abigail Browngoehl

November 13, 2015

On Sunday, Nov. 8 the Middlebury community gathered in the Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCA) for the sixth annual TEDx Middlebury event. Seven speakers gave speeches under this year’s theme “Caught in the Act.” The event focused on understanding the lines created by society that people constantly...

TEDxMiddlebury Student Speaker Chosen

By Bridget Colliton

October 14, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 8, 12 students competed for the opportunity to be the student speaker selection for next month’s TEDxMiddlebury conference. Gathering in Dana Auditorium, students had four minutes to present a condensed version of their proposed TED talks to a panel of judges. Topics this year in...

Fifth TEDx Middlebury Event Shares Ideas

Assistant Professor of Dance Christal Brown enthralls the audience with her combination of speech and movement at the Sunday, Nov. 9 TEDx Middlebury (Kayla Nahi).

By Elizabeth Zhou

November 12, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 9 marked the fifth annual TEDx event at Middlebury College. TED is a non-profit organization that seeks to spark dialogue and spread ideas through talks, touching on anything from science to society to art. Since its inception in 1984, the organization has garnered massive global attention...

TEDx Student Speaker Chosen

Among the participants at the this year's TEDxMiddlebury Student Speaker Competition was Casey Watters '15 (pictured), who placed as first runner-up behind winner Rachel Liddell '15.

By Christian Jambora

October 1, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 30th, thirteen students gathered in Crossroads Cafe to compete in the TEDxMiddlebury Student Speaker Competition, in which participants delivered four-minute pitches to a panel of judges on an idea they wanted to further explore and share through a full TED talk. Rachel Liddell ’15...

TEDx Speakers Burst Middlebury Bubble

Dr. Helen Riess addresses the power of empathy. (Campus/Kyle Finck)

By Hye-Jin Kim

November 13, 2013

Just like in the online videos, at the beginning of every TED talk, a sonorous round of audience applause in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts (CFA) is a prelude to a brilliant idea. TEDxMiddlebury screened three TED talks and hosted 10 speakers, including a current student, Alec MacMillen...

TEDx Lineup Adds Faculty Speaker

By Viviana Altamirano

November 6, 2013

TEDxMiddlebury event takes the mic this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring 11 speakers presenting ideas and stories on the subject of “Research, Rethink, Rebuild.” The annual event will again feature a student speaker, and will be introducing a new tradition of a faculty speaker. Amanda Wiggans ’14.5, one of seven student organizers of TEDxMiddlebury, said that choosing speak...

TEDx: Battle for Next Big Idea

By Charlotte Boghossian

October 16, 2013

Eight contestants had four minutes each to compete for the chance to be a speaker at TedxMiddlebury next month. After four minutes, an alarm rang, but most students talked through it. The competition, held last Thursday on Oct. 10 at Crossroads Café, was the preliminary step towards the conference...

TEDx Speakers Address “The Road Not Taken”

TEDx Speakers Address “The Road Not Taken”

By Joe Flaherty

March 14, 2013

  TEDxMiddlebury 2013, the “independently organized TED event,” took place on Saturday March 9, with students gathered in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts Concert Hall to listen to a diverse group of speakers, including one current Middlebury student.  The theme for the eve...

TEDx Lineup Features Diverse Set of Speakers

By David Ullmann

February 27, 2013

The upcoming TEDxMiddlebury conference is expected to offer the fundamental TED organization promise of, “ideas worth spreading,” according to Roy Wang ’16 who is currently serving as one of the event’s organizers. Scheduled for March 9 at the Center for the Arts concert hall, the event features...

Contest Decides Student Speaker

By Isabelle Stillman

November 14, 2012

Eleven contestants, four judges and approximately 80 audience members gathered in Crossroads Café on the night of Nov. 8 for auditions to be the student speaker at the College’s TEDx event in March. TEDx is an offshoot of TED, a worldwide initiative in which speakers have 18 minutes to share “Ideas Worth Spreading.” To perpetuate thi...

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