TEDx San Antonio speaking applications are due July 6

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(June 10, 2014) -- UTSA faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit applications to speak at this year's TEDx San Antonio conference, scheduled for Oct. 18 at Rackspace Global Headquarters. The deadline to apply is July 6, 2014.

>> Learn how to apply for this competitive opportunity. Video submissions are encouraged.

TEDx San Antonio aims to open the minds, hearts and souls of San Antonians to intriguing science, art, literary, technological, social justice and environmental ideas. Additionally, the conference inspires participants to forge new connections, begin important dialogues, initiate big changes and continue the conversations beyond the event.

Last year, TEDx San Antonio welcomed five UTSA speakers:

  • Karl Klose, "What's Bugging Us? Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria!"
  • Doug Frantz, "Your Stem Cells: Friend or Foe?"
  • Kristina Durante, "Fertile, Flirty and Fierce: Hidden Influences on Women's Courtship, Competition and Consumer Choice"
  • Tom Tunstall, "Looking Ahead: Implications of Unconventional Oil and Gas in South Texas and the U.S."
  • Martha Atkins, "More to Dying Than Meets the Eye"

Watch their talks at the TEDx San Antonio website.

The first TED Conference was in 1984 in Monterey, Calif., and has grown to include annual events organized independently around the country such as TEDx San Antonio, as well as an international conference. The conference merges technology, entertainment and design, spreading worthy ideas on a global scale.

A conduit of development and inspiration, TEDTalks has attracted the most brilliant minds from a variety of backgrounds. Speakers have included national icons such as Apple founder Steve Jobs, President Bill Clinton and journalist Malcolm Gladwell.

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