MANASSAS, VA, March 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- TEDxGeorgeMasonU will present the 3rd annual TEDx GMU event, taking place at the Hylton Performing Arts Center (Prince William) on 4/12/14, and featuring the following speakers:
Daniel N. Cox - Professor of Systems Biology, Graduate Program Director, School of Systems Biology, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.
Mary Lechter - Professor of Theatre, Founder of Acting for Young People
Karyn E. Mallett - Assistant Director of the Mason English Language Institute
Linda Apple Monson - Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies
Mamta Patel Nagaraja* - Women@NASA Outreach Manager, Astronaut Trainer
Michael (Doc Nix) Nickens - Professor of Music, Green Machine Director
Nathalia Peixoto - Professor of Bioengineering, Director of the Neural Engineering Lab
Padhu Seshaiyer - Professor of Mathematics, Director of the STEM Accelerator
Amie Woods* - Emergency Physician at INOVA Fairfax Hospital
*Not Directly Affiliated with George Mason University
TEDxGeorgeMasonU has showcased Mason Professors on the international TED stage since 2012. Presenters give short, 18 minute, TED-style talks about their research, creative ideas, and stories. These events hope to spread awareness of the great work happening at George Mason University, as well as bring in the community and allow students & faculty to interact with their local area's movers & shakers. Speakers from the local community will be featured for the first time at this year's event. Further event information will be posted on http://www.TEDxGeorgeMasonU.com as the event approaches.
Tickets for TEDxGeorgeMasonU 2014 are on sale NOW. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Students. A sandwich lunch is included in the ticket price. The student discount is available to all high school and college students with a valid ID, one discount per ID*. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hylton Performing Arts Center (hyltoncenter.org, Manassas VA) or the Center for the Arts (cfa.gmu.edu, Fairfax VA). Tickets can also be purchased online or over the phone for an additional fee: 888-945-2468, tickets.com (search TEDxGeorgeMasonU). Tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
*Student Discount only available in person with valid ID
The event will be hosted on April 12th 2014 from 10:15am to 4:00pm. The venue will be the 250 seat Gregory Family Theater at the Hytlon Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110. The event will be broken up by a catered lunch, as well as several breaks. Audience members may come and go during these breaks. Audience members are encouraged to engage in discussions during the breaks.
All information listed here may be reproduced, given that large alterations are not made, and the last paragraph (About TEDx) is always listed somewhere in the release. Photos from previous events may be found here: (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEGbADa, 2013, photo cred: Stefania Jubiz) and (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzCXe77, 2012, photo cred: Craig Bisacre).
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About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) Please learn more about TEDx and TED at http://www.TED.com
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