Marywood University will host TEDxScranton on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the School of Architecture on the University’s campus.


TED (technology, entertainment, and design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED began as a four-day conference in California thirty years ago and has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak, and the talks are then made available, free, at


A TEDx (x stands for independently organized event) is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. TEDx conferences are fully planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis. Organized by volunteers from the local community, and similar to TED events, it is absent of any commercial, religious, or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection, and community. The content and design of each TEDx event is planned in the spirit of spreading ideas to local community members.


The TEDxScranton conference at Marywood University will include TED talks, video, and speakers that will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxScranton is a self-organized event that includes the following speakers: Matt Artz, Monica Simon, Jeremy Ciliberto, Suzanne Kapral, Cole Hastings Goldstein, Lisa Reynolds, Mason Crawford, Laurel Radzieski, Steve Gavin, Jourdan Cole, Jack Goddard, Glynis Johns, and Jamie Smith.


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