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Furman hosts TEDx talks Feb. 17

TEDxFurmanU2018 takes places Saturday, Feb. 17 in Younts Conference Center.

Furman University will host several speakers during its 6th annual TEDx event, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-4:30 p.m. in Younts Conference Center on the Furman campus.

TEDxFurmanU2018 is open to the public. Tickets are $5 with a valid Furman ID and $15 (plus a small processing fee) for the general public.

TEDxFurmanU is a student-run, independently-organized TED event affiliated with student organization Furman Creative Collaborative. This year, TEDxFurmanU2018 features a diverse slate of speakers who question key assumptions about climate change, criminal justice, health care, religion and addiction.

Speakers for TEDxFurmanU2018 include:

John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Atlanta, Ga., “Watch Your Language!”
Alexis Myers, Furman student, “Will America Ever Embrace Racial Ambiguity?”
Aaron Simmons, Furman professor, Department of Philosophy, “The Failure of Success”
Sam Fowler, Furman student, “Wasted: Exposing the Family Effects of Addiction”
Judy Stuart, Furman professor, Department of Education, “Four-Letter Words”
Adnan Sultan, staff attorney, Innocence Project, New York, N.Y., “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty”
Dr. Shane Purcell, Anderson, S.C., vice chair, Direct Primary Care Member Interest Group, American Academy of Family Physicians, “Direct Primary Care: Remaking the Health Care System”
Quincy Mix, Furman student, “Choosing Humility in a Self-Centered Age”
David Moffett, Furman professor, Department of Physics, “The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse”
Noelle Warner, Furman student, “Video Games: The Future of Storytelling”
Matthew Morris, Furman graduate, trade and investment associate, Department for International Trade, United Kingdom, “Identity and Autonomy: The Future of Autonomous Transportation”
Jennifer Thompson, founder and president of Healing Justice, Washington, D.C., “The Butterfly Effect: Do I Matter?”

For more information, contact TEDxFurmanU2018 organizer Payton Isner, at payton.isner@furman.edu. Or contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107. Tickets are available at this link. Speaker biographies are available here.

 

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