TEDxFurmanU began at Furman University six years ago, with a dream from a Shucker Leadership Fellow to jumpstart ideas worth spreading across our own campus. Now, with the 2018 Conference looming on February 17th, 2018, TEDxFurmanU has expanded to be one of the most well-know TEDxUniversity Conferences in the southeast.
TEDxFurmanU expands the ideas and comfort zones for Furman students, faculty, staff, and community members. Each year, the conference is organized by a hard working team of just students, spearheaded by a determination and desire to see the conference, and the ideas, spread more every year.
Together, this team of students is able to fundraise, collaborate, and organize one of the most impressive and anticipated events on Furman’s campus each year. Bringing speakers like Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri, and Ken Nwadike Jr., the Free Hugs Project Founder, gives the community an access to revolutionary concepts they wouldn’t otherwise receive.
TEDxFurmanU also brings together Furman students, faculty, and staff to give their own talks. This opportunity allows the Furman community to spread their own ideas and research to new places and new people. The collaborative effort from all parts of Furman to make TEDxFurmanU a reality is epitome of Furman University student organizations.
TEDxFurmanU is a collaborative effort that brings Furman University together to create one fantastic conference. Yet, it’s not the only example of that. All student organizations here to amazing work, collaborate together, and bring speakers, ideas, and research to campus on a regular basis. Organizing TEDxFurmanU this year has been one of the best experiences of both my life and my Furman career, and the community here makes that possible.