What is rhythm? To a poet, it’s the way of shaping the flow of their writing; to an architect, it’s the repeated designs that create aesthetic appeal; to a chronobiologist, it’s the internal clock that lies within living organisms. And for you and me, it’s the nature of our existence, the knowledge that time moves on, that we will wake up tomorrow, that we will do it all over again.
But what happens when, for better or for worse, the rhythms of our everyday lives change? Using this theme, we have the opportunity to confront the pandemic and long overdue racial reckoning that has radically changed the status quo— the very patterns and rhythms that have shattered throughout the past year.
And on a more hopeful note, we can also celebrate those rhythms that make life more beautiful– the music that moves our feet, the biological hardwiring that keeps our hearts beating, and the habits that we construct to become better and brighter people
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxRutgers, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxRutgers event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
On February 26, 2022 TEDxRutgers is bringing together world-leading thinkers, makers, and doers at Rutgers University to discuss doing the unprecedented. The audience will be composed of a diverse yet curated mix of students, professors, and thought leaders from Rutgers and beyond, for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art that will spark new ideas and opportunities for all.
TED is a nonprofit organization
devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years
ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED
Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less.
Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included
Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe
Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Who can attend?
The conference is open to any idea seeking person!
Can I attend if I am not Rutgers affiliated?
Of course! Just make sure to purchase a guest ticket.
I have a ticket, but can't attend anymore :( What should I do?
Please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite to allow for those on waitlist to purchase them.
It says that tickets are sold out. Is there any way for me to get a ticket?
If you are a Rutgers Student, please sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite and we will release more tickets as they become available!
Where can I park?
Visitors may park in the Yellow or Green Lot on the Livingston Campus
during the weekends between Friday 5:00pm till Monday morning at 6:00am without a permission.
Map available here.
For more information on parking on campus, please click here.
How can I nominate someone (or myself) to speak?
Unfortunately, we've filled all of our spots for this year's conference. However, feel free to submit a nomination for our 2023 conference at tedxrutgers.com/nominate!