2017 Theme Announcement: You Are Here!

You Are Here

Hi Everyone!

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s TEDxUniversityofTulsa event: You Are Here!

Every year, we set out to choose a theme that encompasses the whole university, encouraging interdisciplinary talks and performances about everything that makes the University of Tulsa what it is. We want to hear ideas worth spreading from the entire campus, encouraging “cross-pollination” between colleges, groups, and individuals.

A big reason we’re excited about You Are Here is precisely because we think it’s accessible to the whole school. After all, everybody is somewhere! Maybe that refers to the fact you’re physically here in Tulsa. But maybe you’re somewhere else — maybe somewhere digitally, thanks to the power of technology. You could be at a crossroads in your studies or research that you want to share with the world. Perhaps you’re at a place with a very unique culture. Or maybe you don’t know where you are at all, and you want to share how you’re figuring it out!

Wherever you may be, we’re already here, busy working on this year’s event— and we’re incredibly excited to see where our TEDxUniversityofTulsa 2017 nominees take the theme of You Are Here.

Speaking of nominees, we’re looking for speakers and performers until the end of October — which means that if someone you know is somewhere fascinating (physically or metaphysically) and would like to share it with the world, now is the time to nominate them! You can nominate anyone (including yourself!) here. It only takes a minute to make sure that their idea worth spreading gets shared with the whole university— and the whole world!

We’re also looking for performers for the event — vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word poets, jugglers, actors, bands, dancers, extreme Rubik’s cube solvers, and any other performance you can think up that shares an idea about where you are. Be sure to nominate anyone (even yourself) who would thrive on the TEDx stage.

We’re excited to see where you are!

The TEDxUniversityofTulsa Team

The awesome design for this year’s event was created by the unendingly talented Julia Raines.