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Sophomore, Class Dean plan Loyola’s first live TEDx event


From the shadows of Rokerthon 2.0 rises another event for Loyola. This coming February 2018, Loyola will be hosting its first ever TEDx event on campus.

Last spring, Quinn Cosgrave ’20  pitched the idea to Dr. Arthur Sutherland, the Dean of the Class of 2020, thinking, “I’d love to attend a TED talk, so why can’t Loyola host one?” This idea led to a summer of planning for Cosgrave and Sutherland.

The topic for the event, the duality of humankind, will discuss the ways humans can be both “wildly creative and wildly destructive,” Cosgrave said.

The different instances in which the good and bad of humankind are released in society will be discussed by a series of seven different speakers. This diverse group of speakers will examine the different choices humans have made that have led to both the rise and fall of society.

In particular, these speakers will showcase the depth of knowledge and diverse opinions found within the Loyola community. Speakers include alumni, faculty, and current students.

“We want the focus of the event to be the talent within the school,” Cosgrave said.

Those interested in speaking at the event can submit a proposal up until Dec. 15. After reviewing the submitted talk proposals as well as the speaking abilities of the candidates, the official speakers of the event will be selected and revealed on Jan. 15.

They will then have over a month to continue preparing for the event which will be taking place on Feb. 23 from 3-7 p.m.

While this event will be the first of its kind on Loyola’s campus, only 100 tickets will be available for the event due to official TED event rules. Tickets will go first to students and faculty, but will hopefully then be opened up to the entire Baltimore community.

Ultimately, Cosgrave hopes that over the next few years TEDx will become an annual event on campus and part of an official TEDx club which will continue to “insight creativity and curiosity” among those in the Loyola community.

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    Liam T. MarmoDec 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    How can we apply? Would love to be apart of something like this.

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      Julia KasmouskiDec 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      For more information on how to apply feel free to contact Quinn Cosgrave at [email protected]

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