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 TEDxUWRiverFalls 2016

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Check-in opens 12:30pm


12:30 pm Check-In Opens

1:30 pm Welcome

1:50 - 3:10 pm Session 1

3:10 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm Session 2

5:00 pm Refreshments and Networking Social


Founded in 1874, University of Wisconsin-River Falls is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the prestigious University of Wisconsin System. Located on 226 acres of rolling land, just 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, UWRF is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research, and sustainability. Our mission is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective

Top Distinctions

  • UW-River Falls has been named a "Best Regional University" by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named UW-River Falls a "Best Midwestern College."
  • UWRF is home to one of the largest undergraduate dairy science programs in the United States.
  • The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB, a distinction earned by less than five percent of business schools.
  • UW-River Falls has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times.

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  Location and Venues



University Center

TEDx Stage

Falcons Nest

University Center

500 Wild Rose Avenue,

River Falls, WI 54022


(715) 425-4444


About the University Center

TEDxUWRiverFalls will be hosted in the UWRF University Center. The University Center is a space for students, campus. and community.  In the center of campus it provides an exciting environment with a variety of opportunities for student engagement.



ATM - UWRF Information Desk - WiFi

Dining Venues - Computers - Lounges

and much more.

The TEDx Stage

The Riverview Ballroom will be completely transformed into a true TEDx environment. The Riverview Ballroom is a dynamic formal room located on the 2nd floor of the University Center.


Falcon Nest


The Falcon's Nest main floor is accessible from both the First Floor and the 2nd Floor Mezzanine.




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About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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 are self-organized.

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At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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Our Favorite Talks

Here are a few of our favorite TEDx talks.  You can expect can see great talks like these at TEDxUWRiverFalls.

The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything

Hackschooling makes me happy

Born a girl in the wrong place

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