TEDxConnecticutCollege

April 10, 2014
The Experience, Oliver Ames '17  |  The Experience, Clubs & Orgs  |  The Experience, On Campus  |  The Experience, Traditions

 A photo from the 2013 TEDxConnecticutCollege

A photo from the 2013 TEDxConnecticutCollege

In the middle of November, the first semester of my first year at Conn, TEDxConnecticutCollege reached out to students who had expressed interest in getting involved with the organization. TEDxConnecticutCollege has become an inspiring example of student involvement on campus. A few meetings in, I found myself loving the team and the process.

I am honored to be on the organization’s executive board. Gearing up for our April 12th conference has been a wonderful learning experience; my education at Conn would not be the same without it. Fundraising into the greater New London area has shown me the importance of community outreach and collaboration, while my time doing marketing projects have brought me vital skills in communication. This learning experience can be said of many clubs on campus, and I’m glad Conn has made such a valiant effort to acknowledge how important extra curriculars are in a the 21st century liberal arts education.

This Saturday, I’ll be backstage with an assortment of students, professors, and speakers who have traveled from near and far. From astrophysics to deep sea exploration and the discovery of the Titanic, the TEDx theme, “not all who wander are lost” attempts to encompass “adventure, exploration, discovery, and everything along the way.”

 

TEDxConnecticutCollege will stream their conference live on Saturday, April 12 beginning at 10 a.m. on their website.



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