TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, and although their 2,000+ TED talks are easily accessible for everyone via the internet, being involved in an on-site TED event is a bit more complicated. With the aims of making TED more inclusive, TEDx was introduced as a day long conference that is independently organized by volunteers in the community hosting the event. After discovering the potential to host such an event, UW-Stevens Point TEDx President, Josh Nauber-Finch, decided that a conference dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship would be beneficial for the Stevens Point area.
After gaining support from the UW-Stevens Point Administration, deciding on "Small City, Big Ideas" as their main theme, and establishing a team of enthusiastic volunteers, planning was officially put into action. Now, for the first time ever UW-Stevens Point is set to host a TEDx conference on Saturday, February 17th in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room. While the actual event is coming up quickly, students and community members are encouraged to get involved and join the TEDx team.