Overcome your fear and barriers at TEDx event April 11


Speakers from around the United States will share their backgrounds and perspectives and will challenge audiences to push the limits and break down the barriers during TEDxUniversityofAkron from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Goodyear Auditorium of the Goodyear Polymer Building.

Speakers include a Disney Imagineer, an impetuous world traveler, a cartoonist, a revolutionary teacher and a young entrepreneur. Speaker profiles.

The theme for TEDxUniversityofAkron’s first event is “Why Not?”

“This half-day will inspire, motivate and encourage attendees to ask them ‘Why not?’ on a daily basis,” says Kristen Wertz, a UA student and one of the event planners.

TEDxUniversityofAkron is completely student produced.

“As a student organization, we are taking many steps to give all students the chance to get involved,” Wertz said. “Marketing plans through print and social media have been put into place to let students know about this exciting event for students run by students.”

Participation is limited to the campus community. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online today.

Learn more about the event via its website, on Facebook and Twitter.