Poet, playwright, and education advocate
Marine environmentalist and preservationist
Healer and artist
Engineer of dreams
Creator of local flair
Leader of progress
Warrior of women
Bryan J. McCann
Prison reform activist
Culinary community activist
Enabler of learning and youth empowerment
"Silky Slim" Reed
Former gang member turned anti-violence activist
Transformational catalyst for global leadership
Scientist, researcher, and investigator of diabetes
Nurturer of the whole child
Champion of the coast
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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.