Western Connecticut State University is hosting a TED talk this afternoon. The Technology, Entertainment, Design symposium will be about creativity and compassion. TED talks started in 1984 and are conferences to promote ideas worth spreading. West Conn sophomore Kristina Ocsinoski is coordinating the event. There will be five panelists discussing education and youth activism.
A West Hartford elementary school teacher and a California State University professor are part of the panel. A West Conn senior who is a political philosophy major is also on the panel. A youth leader from Georgia is coming in for the discussion.
Matthew Badger, who started the LilySarahGrace Fund in honor of his daughters who were killed in a Christmas morning fire is also among the featured speakers.
Today's symposium is in the Science Building on the Midtown Campus at 2pm.