University Relations and Communications

TEDxMSUBillings Announces a Call for Speakers & Ticket Sales

May 22, 2015 


Briane Kruckenberg, MSU Billings Extended Campus


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MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — TEDxMSUBillings will take place on Oct 3, 2015, at Cisel Recital Hall at MSU Billings from 9am-3pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of innovation in action.


Launched in 2009, TEDx is program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.


TEDxMSUBillings is looking for creative, engaging and exciting speakers and performers that are leaders in their industries and fields. We want those that are pushing the envelope, finding new ways to accomplish their goals, and willing to share their stories.


“This conference is not limited to speaking engagements, as we are also looking for dynamic performances to create a comprehensive TED experience,” said co-organizer Briane Kruckenberg, business and program developer with MSUB Extended Campus. Submissions for potential speakers will be taken until June 30, 2015.


Tickets cost $85 for general admission and $40 for students and go on sale June 29 through MSU Billings Extended Campus. Student ticket prices are available until July 31.


For more information about TEDxMSUBillings or to fill out an application to speak at this event, please visit


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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