On February 20, Transylvania University held its first TEDx Event, an independently organized TED talk that that was coordinated by Dr. Adam Evans. The event included a series of three talks, given by Professor Kurt Gohde & Dr. Kremena Todorova, Jason T. Mitchel, and Debra F. Faulk, whose talks were centered around the theme “A Better Look At Ourselves and Those Around Us.” The speakers gave presentations on the “reflection of our own perspectives and ways that we might strengthen that understanding by looking to the world around us,” according to the TED website.
In a previous article, Dr. Evans commented on the process of organizing the event, which involved following strict TED guidelines and working with Transy students and faculty in terms of scheduling. Once the physical recordings of the talks were completed, Dr. Evans and Professor Gohde edited the videos, which are all now live on the TEDx Talks YouTube channel. Following the event, surveys were sent to those who attended the talks; attendees answered a single question that asked how likely the viewer was to recommend the event to a colleague or friend. Out of the 33 participants in the survey, 30 “promoted” the event, while 3 were “passive,” meaning that 91% of survey participants are very likely to recommend the event.