MISSOULA – Tickets to TEDxUMontana go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana.
Local, regional and national speakers will address the theme of language. They include Missoula Mayor John Engen, Salish and Pend d’Oreille language school Executive Director April Charlo, climate change communicator Susan Joy Hassol, journalist Clay Scott, poet Sheryl Noethe, Missoula Symphony conductor Darko Butorac and Raptors of the Rockies Director Kate Davis.
Tickets cost $40 for general admission and $20 for students. Light refreshments will be provided. The event will not be available as a live webcast, and tickets are limited.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
The University event is called TEDxUMontana, where the x equals an independently organized TED event. At the TEDxUMontana event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, such as UM’s, are self-organized.
To purchase tickets visit http://www.umt.edu/tedx/. For more information call 406-243-2858.