March 19 is TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level

Bulldog are committed to crafting better tomorrows. We harness ambition to innovate, search for answers to big questions, and enact impactful solutions. As part of that commitment, many Bulldogs are gathering virtually on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. for TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level.

After postponing the 2020 event due to COVID-19, the eighth annual TEDxUGA will feature eight University of Georgia faculty, students and alumni who will share messages with the power to launch our world to the next level.

UGA alumni in this year’s speaker lineup are:

  • Cristen Conger (ABJ ’06) and Caroline Ervin (ABJ ’06), co-founders of Unladylike Media and co-hosts of the feminist podcast “Unladylike”
  • LaKeisha Gantt (MED ’03, PHD ’10), licensed psychologist, assistant professor of psychology at Piedmont College and member of the Athens-Clarke County Board of Education
  • Matt Stevens (AB ’03, MPA ’14), vice president of strategic impact at Creature Comforts Brewing Company

TEDxUGA 2020 ticket holders have priority for in-person attendance at The Classic Center Theatre, but the virtual livestream of this year’s event will allow Bulldogs from Athens, Georgia, to Athens, Greece, to join in this special event. Tickets for the livestream are $5 for UGA students and $10 for non-students.

Jeffrey Berejikian, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, speaks at TEDxUGA 2019: Amplify. Berejikians delivers a message, “What Godzilla can teach us about nuclear weapons.”

TED events gather thinkers, innovators and dreamers to cover topics related to technology, entertainment, design (TED) and beyond. UGA launched its first independently organized TEDx event in 2013 to highlight the spirit of TED already thriving on campus. TEDxUGA is organized by a team of faculty, staff and students from across UGA’s colleges and departments.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from members of the UGA community who are committed to a better tomorrow.