Media Advisory: TEDxArcadiaUniversity, April 1

Glenside, PA—March 16, 2012

What: TEDxArcadiaUniversity, an independently organized event licensed by TED.  This is a private event for Arcadia students, faculty, alumni, and staff.  The theme of the event is Passion and Creativity in Leadership.

Who: Speakers include: Andrea Packard, Russ Starke, Dr. Jane Lock, JoAnn Jansen, Faith Bogue, Bernie Wilson, Susan Wranik, Dr. Steve O. Michael, Judge Tornetta Carluccio, Jeri Lynn Johnson, Carolyn Meyer, Pana Columbus, Chris Coccia, John Conklin, Greg Corbin, Lori Pompa, Elaine Whelan and Joe Hoeffel.

When: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Great Room, the Commons, Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa  19038

A live webcast of the event will be available at

For more information about TEDxArcadiaUniversity, please visit or http:, or follow @TEDxArcadiaU on Twitter.

All press requests should be sent to the TEDxArcadia University spokesperson, Celeste M. Walker, MFA, Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts at, or 610-442-0661. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to: Melody Serafino, TEDx Media Liaison, 

While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalist and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The ‘x’ in ‘TEDx’ stands for “independently organized events.” Any headline for text which implies “TED” is coming to [location] is misleading. For more information on TEDx, visit

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Edinburgh, UK. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxArcadiaUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxArcadiaUniversity, 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.