TEDxEarlhamCollege Club is a student club that was founded in 2019 by Junior Sánchez Prado, a senior Spanish and Hispanic studies student who came up with the idea of hosting the first official TEDx event at Earlham College: Redefining the Defined, held in Goddard Auditorium on March 7, 2020.
Our primary purpose is to organize the official TEDxEarlhamCollege event every other year and spark new dialogues on campus inspired by these TEDx talks. The club will also organize events such as microcredentials, speakers, etc. that will provide members of the Earlham community with skills and the exposure that will prepare them to participate actively in the TEDx event, either as potential speakers or organizing team members.
TEDxEarlhamCollege Club is committed to ensuring that students, faculty, staff, and people from the Richmond community from all backgrounds have the opportunity to share their innovative ideas and shape the event itself.
What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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 TEDxEarlhamCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEarlhamCollege 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.