MARCH 27, 2020

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Division and opposition seem to define modern life. In a world where everything from politics to pop culture sets us against each another, finding ways to approach opposing viewpoints and engage ideas we disagree with is more important than ever. This year’s TEDxACU theme, “This or That,” challenges speakers and audience members to consider how the polarization around us shapes our thoughts, actions, and values – and perhaps more importantly, where we go from here.


Make plans now to join us for TEDxACU 2020 on Friday, March 27th for an evening of ideas, entertainment, and rethinking our divided world.

“TEDxACU presented experiences from people of all walks of life. It is exciting to know we are in a place surrounded by people who care about so many things. I realized just how innovative our community is and that ACU isn't a stagnant place stuck in the past, instead looking at the future and embracing all kinds of new ideas.”

- Elisabeth, ACU Student


ACU is excited to be a member of the global TEDx community.

We invite you to watch the videos from our first five TEDxACU conferences online.

Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/TEDxACU, Twitter @TEDxACU, or Instagram @backstagetedxacu to keep up with the latest TEDxACU news.


Photography provided by Gary Rhodes Photography.


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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED