Sneak Peek: TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity 2018

By Dom Pachuilo


It all started with an idea to bring TED’s global name to Grand Canyon University’s campus to encourage, empower and educate through thought-provoking talks. The idea turned into a reality at the inaugural event last year and…

It was a huge success.

The event was Arizona’s largest fully student-run TEDx, with over 1,000 attendees and 60,000 views online. The event featured many big-name speakers such as Tim Crown (owner of Crown Investments), Jeff Nichols (former Seal Team 6 member) and Dr. Steven Hansen (CEO of the Arizona Humane Society).

The student leadership team has been working hard the past three months to form the plan for the upcoming year. You are one of the first to hear about what’s in store for TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity 2018!

What’s Coming to TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity 2018

Our world is desperate for virtuous leaders who put their team first and who are passionate about making our world better. The 2018 TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity theme is Magnus Opus, a Latin term for the pursuit of great work. The team is currently on a global search for leaders who will encourage the next generation, through their leadership, to lead with integrity.

The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in the Ethington Theatre on GCU’s main campus from 5 – 9 pm. The night will consist of six world-class leaders and two jaw-dropping performances. New this year, we will have the TEDx Village, which is a free live stream of the event on the quad in front of the Arena. Not only can you view the event for the free, but you will be surrounded by our sponsors and vendors, with opportunities to network and share ideas.

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TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity was started with an idea from an Honors College student who wanted to make a difference. Join the movement to lead with integrity and produce great work. Visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button on this page.

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