TEDxUSD Speaker Order and Streaming Address Released

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VERMILLION, S.D. -- Organizers of Saturday's TEDxUSD have released the order of the speakers and the website address that will provide a live video stream of the event from Farber Hall in Old Main.

The order of the six speakers chosen from a pool of candidates to give presentations of 18 minutes or less that showcase the ideas and talents of the USD community:

Session 1:

  1. Michell Williams, director of strategic program management at Citibank in Sioux Falls
  2. Steve Miller, pastor and USD adjunct professor of history
  3. Tiffany Graham, associate dean of the USD Law School

Session 2:

  1. Frank Leibfarth, former USD football kicker currently studying at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Kelsey Collier-Wise, executive director of United Way of Vermillion and Vermillion City Council member
  3. Sarah Jennings, South Dakota director of AARP

Tickets to the live event, which begins at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, sold out. But it will be streamed on the Internet at http://livestream.com/tedx/tedxusd and in the Muenster University Center, which will be open to the public. More information is available at http://tedxusd.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/tedxusd.

TEDx is an independently organized program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers 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 are self-organized. TED (Technology, Education and Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News