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USD To Host Annual TEDx Event November 5


VERMILLION, S.D. – The public is invited to the second annual TEDx event at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-5 p.m. in Aalf’s Auditorium in Slagle Hall.

TEDxUSD is an organization that hosts speakers from the state of South Dakota right on USD’s campus. Tickets are free for students and $10 for general admission. Purchase your tickets.

This year the event will host several speakers discussing subjects ranging from education to healthcare, philanthropy and more. Speakers will include Deb Rohrer, president of the South Dakota Music Educators Association, and Rob Green, lead guide for Lifeworks International’s Ecuador Program. Representatives from Sanford, Avera and Brandon Valley High School also will speak at the event.

An after-event will be held from 7-11p.m. in the Muenster University Center ballroom. The audience will be able to meet the TEDxUSD executive team, speakers and sponsors over food and entertainment. Tickets for the after-event are $12.

TEDxUSD is dedicated to bringing great speakers to the University of South Dakota. The event is sponsored by the USD College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, Honors Program and Center for Diversity and Community.

For more information, contact Cole Hensley at 605-413-6987 or


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.