TEDxTU is an independently organized TED event taking place this Thursday, November 3rd, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. TEDxTU plans to celebrate and cultivate social innovation in New Orleans. Tulane University students and local residents alike are acting to create sustainable, scalable solutions to local and global challenges. Speakers will include some of New Orleans’s most active innovators alongside two TED Senior Fellows: Candy Chang and Naomi Natale.
Candy Chang is an artist, designer, urban planner, and TED Senior Fellow who makes cities more comfortable for people. She’s recently been in the news for creating Neighborland.org and for the “I wish this was” sticker project. The Atlantic called her Before I Die public art project “merely one of the most creative community projects ever.” She is also a Tulane University Urban Innovation Fellow and co-founder of Civic Center, a civic design studio in New Orleans.
Naomi Natale is the acclaimed founding artist behind One Million Bones. Naomi has served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College of Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011. She speaks internationally on the topic of art and activism as well as her installation works and is currently both a TED Senior and Carl Wilkens Fellow, respectively.
Other listed speakers include Louis Barron, Matthew Deitch, Kevin Morgan-Rothschild, Derek Rankins, Elizabeth Shephard, Ekundayo Shittu, Tippy Tippens, Kathryn Hall Trujillo, and Laura White. Free tickets are still available to the public. Read more about the speakers on the TEDxTU website or click here to get tickets now.