TEDxFIU 2014 tickets sell out in one day


Tickets for TEDxFIU 2014: Fearless Journey sold out within a few hours of going on sale Monday. This year’s event will feature talks by 10 speakers including a professional racecar driver, scholars, a novelist, entrepreneurs, a global philanthropist, a cancer survivor, as well as a live performance by a singer-songwriter.

Each will share with the audience their fearless journey to success. Read more about this year’s speakers on the TEDxFIU website.

“We’re delighted to have a full house once again for this year’s event,” said TEDxFIU organizer Deborah O’Neil MA ‘09, the associate director of FIU News & Communications. “It’s going to be a great night with this lineup of inspiring speakers.”

While tickets are sold out, you can still watch the entire event online. It will be streamed live on TEDxFIU.com and aired simultaneously in the GC Pit at MMC and the Wolfe Center at BBC.

“We really encourage students and alumni to organize watch parties the night of the event,” said TEDxFIU organizer Eduardo Merille ’97, MBA ’00, the director of FIU Marketing and New Media. “The TEDx experience is all about building a global community for sharing great ideas.”

Emceed by FIU alumnus Alberto Padron, TEDxFIU is FIU’s signature event showcasing the talent, research and creativity of faculty, alumni and students. FIU’s TEDxFIU videos have captured more than 300,000 views to date on the official TEDx YouTube channel.

The FIU College of Education is the Gold Sponsor and this year’s Blue Sponsors include Yonanas, the College of Arts & Sciences, the FIU President’s Council, FIU Online, the College of Business Administration and the College of Architecture & The Arts. At the Friend Sponsor level, we have the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Steelcase.

There are still sponsorship spots available. To learn more about sponsor opportunities click here or contact organizers Eduardo Merille emerille@fiu.edu or Deborah O’Neil at oneild@fiu.edu.

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