Dallas City Performance Hall was brimming with inspiration and excitement October 19 at TEDxSMU, as 24 speakers took to the stage for 15-minute speeches centered around the theme “And Then…”
Now in its fifth year, TEDxSMU is an independently organized offshoot of the famous TED conferences, which connect thought leaders from around the world and challenge audiences to look at and think about their world in a different way.
There were numerous memorable moments during the all-day event, from onstage live painting to an open mic slot, where audience members could make a 30-second speech and mark “give a TED talk” off their bucket lists.
Ten quotes, however, resonated long after the applause died down. Some may not make much sense on their own, but in context they help illuminate the speakers’ messages.