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Emerson Students Bring First TEDx Event to Campus

Emerson College will host its first TEDx event around the theme “Evolution Through Expression,” on Saturday, April 9, 1:00-3:00 pm, in the Tufte Performance and Production Center.

TEDxEmersonCollege will feature six faculty, alumni and student speakers, and two videos provided by students Xia Rondeau ’18 and Amanda Canny ’17.

Rondeau will discuss racial diversity in a college setting in her video. Canny will talk about the mental state of depersonalization.

The speakers will each share a different way they have made contributions to their field through expression. Speakers include students Nupur Amin ‘19, Sam Amore ‘19, and Alexandria Ellison ‘17; Sunil Swaroop, senior affiliated faculty member in the Department of Performing Arts; and alumna Ashley Cunningham ‘15.

TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring TED Talks, videos and live speakers to communities in order to make connections and spark discussions. They are modeled after and provided guidance by the TED Conference, a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” delivered in the form of short talks given by thinkers and doers.

TEDxEmersonCollege was organized by students John Pooley ‘17 and Ana Tenewitz ‘18.

The event will be open to the public, but only 100 seats are available, in order to foster an intimate and supportive environment. Tickets can be requested at

The event will also be live streamed at, beginning at 1:30 pm.

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