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"TED Talks" Brings World Famous to SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, NY (September 4, 2007) - If you ever wanted to hear the ruminations of such world-famous artists, philosophers, scientists, and writers as Eve Ensler, Richard Dawkins, Steven Levitt, Bono, David Deutsch and Al Gore, then the Ted Talks are for you.

TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," and started out more than 20 years ago as a conference to bring people together from those three worlds. TED Talks is a collective of talks by the famous and infamous, the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives - in 18 minutes.

A series of TED Talks is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 200 of Yokum Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and continuing every other Wednesday through Nov. 28. The 20-minute broadcasted presentation will be followed by discussions featuring members of the anthropology and foreign language and literature departments. The series is free and open to the public.


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