On October 13, 2011 Saint Joseph’s University hosted its first TEDxSJU “Student Changemakers” conference on campus. A standing room only crowd of SJU student, faculty, staff, and community members were immersed in a showcase of live talks, short videos, and interactive Q and A’s.
SJU’s Communication Studies students hosted this event. The program is committed to nurturing a culture of social innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. As part of that mission, we created a TEDx program that featured live talks from innovative students, faculty, and young social entrepreneurs from across the country who use social media to make positive social change.
Together with students in the Communication Studies Department, I organized a TEDx event on the Saint Joseph’s University campus on October 13, 2011. The event explored the role of emerging communication technologies in the future of social entrepreneurship; presented forward-thinking ideas of progressive students and young change-makers; and, discussed strategies to help students foster social innovation through the use of new technologies.
You can view the recorded talks below, which feature innovative students and young social entrepreneurs from across the country who use the social web for positive social change. This event was free and open to the public. Students, teachers, and the general public in the Philadelphia area were invited to attend.