THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE
Heraclitus of Ephesus, an ancient Greek philosopher born c.500 BCE, is quoted as saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Human need, curiosity, self-discovery, and exploration are at the heart of every worthy human effort or endeavor to advance civilization and society - be it a social movement, scientific discovery, technological advancement, or artistic ambition. Is it possible then to embrace change in light of the human desire to exist in a stable and predictable world?
The Stonehill College Office of Graduate Admission is hosting its first-ever TEDxStonehillCollege event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., concluding with a luncheon networking reception. Please join us as a series of speakers discuss why change is inevitable, necessary, challenging, and remains a relevant conversation in today’s world.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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 TEDxStonehillCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxStonehillCollege 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.
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