TEDxSwarthmore is a local, independently organized event at Swarthmore College under license from TED. Our goal is to bring the unique experience found at TED and invite fascinating thinkers and doers in the Swarthmore community to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxSwarthmore is designed to give the Swarthmore community and friends the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level in a compact, exciting fashion.

The theme for TEDxSwarthmore 2012 is What Makes a Good Society?” Our audience consisted of Swarthmore students, faculty, staff, friends, parents and special guests. On Saturday, March 31, Swarthmore became an avenue for sharing inspiration, innovation and motivation.

This student-organized event is co-sponsored by Office of the President and the Communications Office.

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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, TEDTalks 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.)