Dan Gottlieb to deliver TEDxPSUBerks talk November 14 at Penn State Berks Campus

Dr. Dan Gottlieb will be one of the keynote speakers at the TEDxPSUBerks event in Reading, Berks County.  TEDxPSUBerks 2014 will take place at Perkins Student Center Auditorium on Friday, November 14th 2014.

Dan’s talk is titled, “You Might Be Lovelorn or Lovesick, but Are You Lovable?”  Information about tickets and schedules is available on the TEDxPSUBerks website.

TEDxPSUBerksLogo400x225TEDxPSUBerks is a culmination of new and fresh ideas, young global innovators and thinkers, and a celebration of diversity, backgrounds, interests, and ability to change the world.

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.

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 TEDxPSUBerks, where TEDTalk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized*.

It is with great pleasure that TEDxPSUBerks bring the TED experience in a TEDx format to the Penn State Berks campus for the very first time. The Student Veterans Organization, formed in 2013, meets regularly to serve the student veterans on the local campus and more importantly, help craft the vision and plan for this unique and special event, occurring on Friday, November 14, 2014

TEDxPSUBerks, a one-of-a-kind conference where we openly discuss big ideas and challenges that affect our community. This event highlights an impressive lineup including speakers who are not typically heard from locally, but who are doing incredibly creative, innovative, and provocative work in their fields.

Our goal is to create a memorable experience to connect and bring diverse disciplines and backgrounds together around new ideas. In service of unleashing the thoughtful dialogue and passionate energy needed to promote creative thinking and community-based problem solving that will improve the quality of life on the Penn State Berks Campus and beyond.

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