TEDxLSU speakers Dominique Ricks

Dominique Ricks

Poet, playwright, and education advocate

TEDxLSU speaker Victoria Ippolito

Victoria Ippolito

Marine environmentalist and preservationist

TEDxLSU speaker Leone Elliott

Leone Elliott

Healer and artist

TEDxLSU speaker Marybeth Lima

Marybeth Lima

Engineer of dreams

TEDxLSU speaker Lauren Collignon

Lauren Collignon

Creator of local flair


Stephen Moret

Leader of progress

TEDxLSU speaker Courtney Brandabur

Courtney Brandabur

Warrior of women

TEDxLSU speaker Bryan McCann

Bryan J. McCann

Prison reform activist

TEDxLSU speaker Chris Wadsworth

Chris Wadsworth

Culinary community activist

TEDxLSU speaker Dustin LaFont

Dustin LaFont

Enabler of learning and youth empowerment

TEDxLSU Silky Slim Reed Former gang member turned anti-violence activist

"Silky Slim" Reed

Former gang member turned anti-violence activist

TEDxLSU speaker Dima Ghawi

Dima Ghawi

Transformational catalyst for global leadership

TEDxLSU speaker Jackie Stephens

Jacqueline Stephens

Scientist, researcher, and investigator of diabetes

TEDxLSU speaker Sarah Broome

Sarah Broome

Nurturer of the whole child

TEDxLSU speaker Garret Graves

Garret Graves

Champion of the coast

About TEDx

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” supporting world-changing ideas, connections and dialogue. The two annual TED Conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TEDx events are independently organized to bring people together at local levels to share in a TED-like experience. Much like TED Conferences, TEDx events are centered on big ideas and inspiring talks intended to spark deep discussion and connection among attendees. TEDx events are officially licensed events in which guidance, rules and regulations are provided by TED.

TEDxLSU is the only TEDx event in Baton Rouge. Launched in 2013, TEDxLSU is a platform to bring local, regional, and statewide communities together; to spur discussion and dialogue about real issues; and to generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward, forming a better way of life for the people of our great state. As the flagship university, LSU is the host location and vessel for this premier event.  TEDxLSU is organized by local volunteers and championed by  LSU Communication across the Curriculum.

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