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TEDxOU Now Accepting Applications for Third Annual Independently Organized Conference at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Adam Pajan



CONTACT: Reneé Selanders, (405) 325-2603

NORMAN – TEDxOU will bring together the brightest thinkers and doers at its third annual conference on Jan. 24 at the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. The University of Oklahoma’s own independently organized TED event is accepting applications starting Dec. 4 at to attend the conference, which will showcase ideas worth spreading from speakers within the OU community and the Oklahoma City metro area. The speakers and attendees will create a cross-spectrum gathering of smart, curious, creative forward-thinkers, doers, innovators and artists.

 “TEDxOU is a hallmark event at the University of Oklahoma that lives up to the broader TED mission of spreading ideas worth sharing,” said Reneé Selanders, program manager at OU’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth and TEDxOU organizer. “With incredible speakers who will encourage attendees to see our world differently, TEDxOU promises an incredible day-long experience for attendees.”

The audience, composed of half students and half faculty, staff and community members, will have the opportunity not only to hear inspirational, boundary-pushing ideas come to life on the TEDxOU Stage but also to interact with speakers and forge connections with other attendees throughout the day. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Hello, World,” TEDxOU will debut a range of ideas from the following speakers, and more:

  • Erin Engelke, vice president of public relations and communications at Feed the Children
  • David Ray, dean of the OU Honors College
  • Kevin Carroll, author and founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC
  • Nicole Jarvis, Norman physician and founder of local Parkinson’s Research Foundation
  • Matthias Nollert, OU chemical engineering professor
  • Matthew Burch, founder of Urban Agrarian

More speakers, including OU Student presenters, will be announced in the weeks leading up to TEDxOU on

Over the past two years, talks from TEDxOU have gained more than 500,000 views online and engaged live audiences of more than 300 people. 

TEDxOU is a collaboration of the OU Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, OU Student Affairs, the OU IT OneU Store, and the Union Programming Board.

Tickets to the event are $100 for non-students, and $27 for OU Students. For more information and to apply, visit

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