MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The 2nd annual TEDxNMU brought over a dozen innovative and inspirational speakers to the Forest Roberts Theater Saturday. This time it was open to the public.
The theme of the entirely student-organized event was Diving Deeper. It featuring 13 separate TED talks, interactive break-out sessions and more.
Each speaker was affiliated with Northern Michigan University either as a current student, alum, or faculty member. Each also has experience with pursuing unique passions. For example, Bugsy Sailor discussed the ephemeral and therapeutic qualities of stone skipping.
NMU Senior, Olivia Walcott studies Environmental Science with a concentration in Natural Resources. She dove into how to foster sustainability in all aspects of your life.
The keynote speaker Terence Tysall is one of the world's most accomplished underwater explorers. He led the first and only exploratory dive to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. He’s also led dives to deep WWII wrecks in the South Pacific Ocean, caves of Yucatan, Belize, Bermuda & more. Tysall shared some of his diving expertise and explored the deeper ‘we’ during his time on stage.
Event Chair, Allison Opheim says nearly 350 tickets were sold, demonstrating the importance of this type of forward-thinking.
“It's a great opportunity to be part of the global ted brand which stands for technology, engineering and design. It's really all about ideas worth spreading. So by attending this event today, you're showing that you care about those big ideas and you care about bringing innovation to the U.P. and we appreciate that,” Opheim announced.
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