Have you ever wondered about slow-motion cinematography, the search for Genghis Khan's tomb or how to become the CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Maybe you just want to hear from a real-life "Hin-Jew" (self-assessed term of endearment for being half-Hindu, half-Jewish).
TEDxSMU has something for most people. The real question is, will you get a ticket?
Now in its fourth year, TEDxSMU is opening the ticket pool to the general public for the all-day event December 1 at Dallas City Performance Hall. For $150, attendees will be treated to intellectually stimulating presentations from 9 am to 6 pm with food and libations aplenty.
Speakers ranging from SMU students and professors to Klaudia Oliver, an "ambassador of the cultural zeitgeist," will delight and inform the audience. The one-day annual conference is a joint production between SMU and Dallas IdeaSpace with a mission to promote "ideas worth spreading." This year's theme is re:Think.
Gregg will present the topic "re:Thinking prisons" and examine the fact that the United States' incarceration rate is higher than any other country in the world. His central question: How can we rethink the prison system from being merely a place of incarceration to becoming a platform for rebuilding lives and communities?
Tickets can be purchased while supplies last or through November 9, whichever comes first.