TEDx is a speakers event whose mission is to share ideas worth spreading to communities around the globe. On April 10th, TEDxPenn
TEDxPenn is a student-run event and Jo is a Communications major at Penn. TEDxPenn held its first event in 2010 and the event has grown over the years from a couple of hundred attendees to what will be a much larger event this year, hosting around 1000 people, explained Jo.
Speakers will include the formidable Jane Golden, founder and executive director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, as well as Jeff Beal, composer of the theme music for Netflix’s House of Cards, author of The Etymologicon, Mark Forsyth, along with many other “inspiring figures from the local community.”
The University of Pennsylvania will be represented as well with speakers including faculty members Michael Horowitz, David Issadore and Michelle Johnson, along with student Jonathan Chen.
The TEDxPenn event will be held at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students are offered a discount to the event using the promotion code STUDENT