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To begin, we will explore home with respect to the individual by examining topics such as gender identity and the refugee crisis in Syria.
Then, we will transition to what home means in the local community. This will include asking and answering questions regarding urban planning and community empowerment.
Afterwards, we will jump into home at a national and societal level, addressing topics regarding immigration and digital culture.
Finally, we will close out by talking about home on a global scale in terms of humanity and the world. We will examine hot button issues that affect us all in one way or another.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
TEDxUNC is an annual TEDx conference on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year’s conference, TEDxUNC Home, marks the sixth annual conference. Completely led by students at the university, this long-standing event on campus is dedicated to helping the innovation and entrepreneurship environment in the community thrive by spreading ideas.
Attendance is free and tickets are not needed. We operate on a first come-first serve basis for seating, but we expect everyone to be able to find a seat, even if you arrive later in the day. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show.
The theme of TEDxUNC 2017, Home, is about discovering what connects us and defines us as we all search for a sense of belonging and a place to call “home.” This theme is applicable to all areas of life and allows us to examine topics from our tangible physical environment, to social activism within society, as well as the impact of immigration on communities, and the social forces that drive us together or pull us apart. Although the concept of “Home” is universal, the ideas that surround this concept differ greatly between all of us. This theme is about exploring our differences and finding a common ground upon which all of us can stand.
TEDxUNC is only possible thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors