From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joe Renaud
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 3:12 PM
To: TEDXGMU GeorgeMasonU
Subject: TEDxGeorgeMasonU 2014 - Tickets on sale now!



   My name is Joe Renaud. I am the curator for the TEDx event hosted at Mason every year: TEDxGeorgeMasonU. We are announcing this year's event, set to take place on Saturday April 12th 2014. Tickets are currently on-sale, but going fast! I was hoping that you could forward the below information flyer to your department's faculty, staff, and/or students. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, OSCAR Students as Scholars, the STEM Accelerator, Center for the Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center and receives in-kind support from numerous other departments on campus.


Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, and I apologize if you are not the correct person to contact regarding this question!

Thank you,

Joe Renaud

Curator, TEDxGeorgeMasonU







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TEDxGeorgeMasonU Presents the 3rd Annual TEDx event at George Mason University

Tickets on sale now!

The TEDxGeorgeMasonU Team is excited to announce this year’s TEDx event! This year will feature a variety of talks ranging in topics from theater to . The theme is Laying the Breadcrumbs, this year’s speakers have devoted their lives in one way or another to create pathways which may not otherwise be there. This paths help kids find their voice, undergraduates participate in world-class research, introduce women to science, and many more.

The speakers are…

Daniel N. Cox – Professor of Systems Biology, Graduate Program Director, School of Systems Biology, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

Mary Lechter – Professor of Theater, Founder of Acting for Young People

Karyn E. Mallet – Assistant Director of the Mason English Language Institute

Linda Apple Monson – Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies

Mamta Patel Nagaraja* – Women@NASA Outreach Manager, Astronaut Trainer

Michael (Doc Nix) Nickens – Professor of Music, Green Machine Director

Nathalia Peixoto - Professor of Bioengineering, Director of the Neural Engineering Lab

Padhu Seshaiyer – Professor of Mathematics, Director of the STEM Accelerator

Amie Woods* - Emergency Physician at INOVA Fairfax Hospital

*Not Directly Affiliated with George Mason University

TEDxGeorgeMasonU has showcased Mason Professors on the international TED stage since 2012. Presenters give short, 18 minute, TED-style talks about their research, creative ideas, and stories. These events hope to spread awareness of the great work happening at George Mason University, as well as bring in the community and allow students & faculty to interact with their local area’s movers & shakers. Speakers from the local community will be featured for the first time at this year’s event. Further event information will be posted on as the event approaches.

Tickets for TEDxGeorgeMasonU 2014 are on sale now. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Students. A sandwich lunch is included in the ticket price. The student discount is available to all high school and college students with a valid ID, one discount per ID*. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hylton Performing Arts Center (, Manassas VA) or the Center for the Arts (, Fairfax VA). Tickets can also be purchased online or over the phone for an additional fee: 888-945-2468, (search TEDxGeorgeMasonU). Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. More ticket information can be found at

*Student Discount only available in person with valid ID

The event will be hosted on April 12th 2014 from 10:15am to 4:00pm. The venue will be the 250 seat Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110. The event will be broken up by a catered lunch, as well as several breaks. Audience members may come and go during these breaks. Audience members are encouraged to engage in discussions during the breaks.

Social Media, Twitter: @TEDxMason, #TEDxMason

About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) Please learn more about TEDx and TED at

All information listed here may be reproduced, given that large alterations are not made, and the above paragraph (About TEDx) is always listed somewhere in the release. Photos from previous events may be found here: (, 2013, photo cred: Stefania Jubiz) and (, 2012, photo cred: Craig Bisacre).

A limited number of press tickets will be given in the order requests are made, please contact [log in to unmask] for more information & ticket requests.




Joe Renaud

George Mason University

TEDxGeorgeMasonU Curator

Physics PHD Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant