Arcadia Looks to “What’s Next?” for Fourth Annual Tedx Event April 14

By Caitlin Burns | March 6, 2019

TEDx Arcadia University flyer

From envisioning how America’s prison system needs change to investigating how dance inspires children, TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” on April 14 will encourage attendees to ask how their passions can change the Philadelphia region.

TEDx Arcadia University: “What’s Next?” is the fourth TEDx conference organized by the University’s Honors program. The conference will be split up into three sessions: 10 a.m. to noon; 1 to 2:45 p.m.; and 3 to 4:45 p.m., in the University Commons Great Room.

Speakers for “What’s Next?” include leaders from throughout the region, such as Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of the Pan African Studies Program at Arcadia, who is an expert in the areas of race, class and gender equity, culture and media, multicultural and pluralism educational competencies and organizational research and evaluation; Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D., adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia, a Montgomery County District Judge and advocate of progressive restorative justice practices for teens and young adults; and Kate Lombardi, managing director of Dancing Classrooms Philly, where she promotes social dance spark an artistic flare in children throughout the region.

From Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 21, Honors student will raffle gift cards to local restaurants and shops, including Trevi’s, Humpty Dumplings, and Glenside Pizza in the Chat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Participants will also have the opportunity to win an Amazon Echo and gift baskets.

TEDx is an independent, community run conference event that celebrates local ideas. TED is a nonprofit lecture organization that began in 1984 and primarily focuses on “Technology, Entertainment, and Design.”

This event is open to the public. General admission is $12 per session, or $30 for an all-day pass. For non-Arcadia students, it is $7 per session, or $20 for an all day pass. Groups of 10 students or more will pay $3 per ticket, per session.

Tickets are free for the Arcadia community, although pre-registration is required. Attendees who reserve a ticket and fail to attend the event will be charged the price of a ticket.