TEDxNSU is an annual event, featuring engaging lectures, videos, visual art, and interactive experiences, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. TEDxNSU showcases the scholarly work of members of the university.

Thought-provoking events like TEDxNSU support the college's aim to encourage intellectual exploration and the sharing of ideas amongst students, faculty and staff, and members of the local community. TEDxNSU expands this reach to a global audience with videos of the lectures available on YouTube.

TEDxNSU 2015: Perception

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Noon–5:00 p.m.

NSU's Main Campus | Davie, Florida
Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center

Tickets: Attendance at TEDxNSU is limited to 100. The ticket request form will be made available in 2015. Please return to this webpage to apply for a seat.


This year's theme is Perception. Everyone interprets the world in their own way, through a unique lens. Our perception impacts how we color incoming information. Our world view is constructed with satirical, scientific, religious, political, and/or personal thoughts and experiences. At this year's TEDxNSU, we invite speakers with a distinct perspective to offer up ideas that we can use to question the lens through which we view the world and perhaps change our constructions.

Call for Speakers

If you are an NSU student, alumnus, faculty or staff member, you may apply to speak at TEDxNSU to share your ideas about "perception."

Giving a talk at TEDxNSU requires more than the usual lecture preparation. Each TEDx presentation must be 10–12 minutes long. Speakers are required to meet with the TEDxNSU team to help formulate their ideas and refine their message throughout the process. There are many deadlines to help this process flow smoothly. TEDxNSU requires a serious time commitment. Please consider this before you decide to apply.

To apply to present your ideas at TEDxNSU 2015, complete and submit this application by October 26, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. Please email TEDxNSU@nova.edu with any questions.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNSU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNSU 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, including ours, are self-organized. About TEDx

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. This TEDx event is independently organized.