In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIWU*, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxIWU event, TED Talks 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.
What is a TED Talk?
A TED Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-informed ideas in under 18 minutes.
'13 M.S., CSCS, CFSC | Found/Owner of TBFit, LLC, Health and Fitness Community Activist, Go Infinite Chicago
'10 | Senior Web Developer (IWU), Bike BloNo Board Member, Green Top Grocery Board Member
| Social Media Specialist at State Farm Insurance Co., Communication Consultant/Public Speaker at Kim Presents, Public Relations Society of America--Central Illinois Board Member, Toastmasters International member
'13 | Platoon Leader, US Army
'92 | Owner of Artezen LLC, Branding Professional, Green Top Grocery Board Member
| Sociology Instructor (IWU), Washington Elementary School Vice Principal, Owner of Kelly's Bakery & Cafe and The Decorator's Grocery
| Corporate Support Director at WGLT
'18 | Economics & International Business double major
| Professor of Education (Illinois State University) and Co-founder of Bloom Community School
Grace Sheese | Art Instructor (IWU), Bloom Community School 4th-6th Grade Teacher
'14 | Senior Associate at KPMG US
'18 | International Studies major, Russian Language & Literature minor
'94 | CEO of Fruition Partners
'17 | Child & Family Advocate at McLean County Children's Advocacy Center
| Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs (IWU)
The TEDxIWU Team
Bevin Choban '10 | TEDxIWU Organizer and Coordinator at the Action Research Center (IWU)