UCCI calls for TEDx speakers

The University College of the Cayman Islands is looking for speakers for its next TEDxUCCI talk, scheduled for March 19.

This event is the second of its kind hosted by UCCI. Organizers say the talk series aims to inspire people to break from their comfort zones, to think innovatively and exchange ideas without fear.

This year’s TEDxUCCI talk is called “FutureVision,” in which each speaker will be invited to speak on “an idea about the future that’s worth sharing with the local community as well as with an international audience.”

JD Mosley-Matchett, dean of graduate studies and professional development and TEDxUCCI event curator, said in a press release, “We are looking for people from all disciplines: thought leaders, visionaries, artists, inventors, hobbyists and adventurers who will provide a glimpse of what the future might hold for us all. Those chosen will take to the TEDxUCCI stage to express their ‘FutureVision’ in 18 minutes or less.”
She added, “So, please, consider this a personal invitation for all oral, visual, demonstrable, and kinesthetic (but definitely interesting) presenters to apply to be featured at the March 19 TEDxUCCI event.”

TED is an organization devoted to ideas worth sharing through three pathways: Technology, Entertainment and Design. These talks often consist of inspirational ways to self-improve while learning a variety of new “life-tricks” or life hacks.

TED also created a program called TEDx, with the “x” referring to local and independently organized events, such as TEDxUCCI. These events typically consist of a combination of live speakers and TEDTalk videos.

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15. For more information, visit www.tedxucci.ky or Kristel Sanchez at ksanchez@ucci.edu.ky.