University of Redlands

TEDx comes to University of Redlands

The University of Redlands will present its first TEDx event on Saturday, March 23 in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. The student-run event is presented in two sessions, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets are required for each session. Cost is $3 for students and $5 for the general public, available online at

Session 1: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Dr. Eric Hill, “Beautiful Data”
Summer Stafford '19,  “Sincerity in an Age of Social Media”
Dr. Mikela Bjork, “Access to Self: The Radical Power of Self-Reflexivity”
Andrew Hollis/Amanda Woodle, “Disney and Student Development Theory”

Session 2: 2–4 p.m.

Dr. Alana Belcon, “Map Access: the Beauty and Dangers of Modern Technology”
Maggie Eronimous '20, “Defining the Common Man: Land, Music, and Nation”
Dr. Zack Ritter, “Challenging Status Quo Supremacy in Higher Education”
Wilson Parnell, “Can You Hold My Leg?”

TED is a nonprofit organization that began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment, and design (TED) converged. The nonprofit is devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short and powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TEDx events are independently organized based on the same model. TEDxUniversityofRedlands was organized by a student committee to expand academic horizons on campus. The committee hopes it will become an annual event.