This event presented talks that revolved around the theme of truth(s). Is there a long quest for truth? How does art speak truth? How does a community come to embrace their truths? Is it possible to develop new truths? We spotlighted speakers from diverse backgrounds and fields to help the San Marcos and Texas State University community think about truth(s).
TEDxTexasStateUniversity was ready to reXamine the norm. We shined a spotlight on speakers who challenged the status quo and embraced the question “why.” Our speakers shared ideas that focused on innovation in technology, science, the arts, humanities, and our daily lives. Our speakers thrived on reXamining the world around us. They made the old new, used art to influence change, and pushed the norm.
The theme for our event this year was bridging differences. We chose this theme because we felt there are many ideas that can help us overcome the differences that so often divide us. By highlighting these ideas, our speakers challenged you to act and make a positive impact in your community.
In this event, we heard from individuals in our community making a difference locally, nationally, and internationally. Texas State University has many top students and faculty members that regularly make an impact on those around them. Through our TEDx event, we heard from these people, and inspired participants to make a difference in their worlds.