TEDxUNC returns to Carolina this weekend

Clothing designer Alex Julian, chef Andrea Reusing and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are among the speakers at TEDxUNC this weekend at Memorial Hall.

TEDxUNC is an independently organized TED event at UNC organized by students. This year’s theme is Common Threads.

Tickets for the conference are sold out, but organizers will live-stream the event. Videos of the speakers and performers will be available for viewing after the event on theTEDxUNC website.

Emil Kang, executive director for the arts at UNC, will be the master of ceremonies. Other Carolina faculty and senior Stirling Little, who won the student speaker contest, are among the conference speakers. The event will also feature performances by singer and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, Morning Brigade, a six-piece band of UNC students, Carolina soccer player Indi Cowie, who holds a Guinness World Record for her soccer freestyle abilities, and others.

TEDxUNC is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Doors to Memorial Hall open at 8 a.m. and seating will begin at 8:30 a.m. Four local food trucks will be parked outside Memorial Hall after the event.

Additional information can be found on the TEDxUNC website or on the conference’s Facebook page.

Published February 5, 2013.