Feb 23, 2019 Feb 23, 2019
09:00AM 05:00PM TEDxEmory: School: All Emory University Department / Organization: Campus Life University Event Topic: Campus Life & Student Orgs,Seminars & Workshops,Student & Campus Life Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Contact Name: Yun Ji Chung Contact Email: yun.ji.chung@emory.edu Contact Phone: (770) 853-5440 Link: http://bit.ly/TEDxEmory2019 TEDxEmory is an independently organized TED-like event at Emory University that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world’s leaders, thinkers, and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about. This year, the theme of our main conference is What Makes Your Heart Beat?. Our diverse group of speakers will highlight their own ideas worth spreading, from STEM, social justice, and many other disciplines. Our inaugural event was held on April 25, 2011 with over 350 people attending an all-day conference with 9 speakers. Each year TEDxEmory has grown, becoming the largest TEDx event in the Southeast and attracting over 750 attendees. Past emcees and speakers included such distinguished personalities as Tomer Zvulun (Artistic Director of Atlanta Opera), Margaret Edson (Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright of Wit), Dr. Frans de Waal (Renown Primatologist), Dr. David Hu (Noble Prize Winning Researcher) and Gerald Griggs (Criminal Defense Lawyer). Our conferences also feature our annual Student Speaker Competition winners. Registration begins at 9:00; opening remarks commence at 10:00. Lunch is included in the price of your ticket. + WHSCAB Campus Events
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04:00PM 04:00PM Free poetry reading by Richard Blanco: University Event Topic: Arts,College,Community,Diversity,Faculty,Graduate,Humanities Department / Organization: Library & Information Technology Services (LITS),Rose Library,Woodruff Library Speaker/Presenter: Richard Blanco Cost: Free Contact Name: Maya Cody Contact Email: maya.cody@emory.edu Woodruff Library - Wayfinding Location: OTHER Link: http://bit.ly/richard-blanco-emory Poet Richard Blanco, who gained recognition after reading at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2013, will give a reading of his poems at Emory University. Blanco is the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and first gay person to serve as inaugural poet. The event is open to the public at no charge. Tickets are not required, but seating will be limited. Books and a limited-edition broadside will be for sale at the reading, with a signing immediately after. Blanco’s published works include “Boundaries” (2017), which features Blanco’s poems paired with Jacob Hessler’s photos, and his latest, “How to Love a Country” (Beacon Press, 2019). His first book of poetry, “City of a Hundred Fires” (1998), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Other works include a children’s book, “One Today,” based on his inauguration poem; a memoir, “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood,” and books of poetry “Looking for the Gulf Motel” and “Directions to the Beach of the Dead.” He has received numerous accolades for his poetry, including the Paterson Poetry Prize, a PEN/Beyond Margins Award and multiple fellowships. Parking is available in the Fishburne deck. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Emory Libraries events manager Maya Cody in advance at 404-727-7620 or maya.cody@emory.edu. (Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.) + Schwartz Center, 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Campus Events
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