This Saturday, Carolina Creates will host its inaugural TEDxUNC conference at 1 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center. In keeping with the mission of Carolina Creates, the conference will focus on fostering “creation through connection.”
Connecting our campus’s innovative and passionate people to existing resources is the surest way to cultivate creative ideas for our community and the world.
Creativity will prove the most reliable guide in navigating an uncertain future — especially uncertainties like those UNC currently faces.
Fostering the creation of new and unexpected connections is at the heart of Carolina Creates’ mission. In our hyper-specialized world, cross-disciplinary communication is more important than ever.
And it is in this vein that all the Carolina Creates initiatives — Music, Visual Arts, Writers and Global — have come together for this TED-inspired conference.
With a focus on interdisciplinary approaches, TEDxUNC will bring together leaders from diverse fields to discuss today’s most pressing problems and ways to address them in the future.
This year’s TEDxUNC conference will bring numerous accomplished authors, philanthropists, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists to campus, connecting them directly with students.
It will also showcase some of UNC’s best artistic talent, including Mipso Trio, Bhangra Elite, Jordan Humphrey & Christian Adams, VIRGINS, Blake Larson and UNC Wordsmiths.
In an effort to promote the realization of UNC students’ innovative ideas, we’ll also be announcing the winning teams of the Campus Y’s new Social Innovation Incubator at the conference.