TEDxUNLV History

There is a growing history of TEDxUNLV events on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first was held in 2014, spearheaded by Michael Grema, a senior in the Lee Business School. Approximately 100 attendees assembled in the Greenspun Auditorium for the all-day series of presentations.  

The second TEDxUNLV was held in the Black Box Theatre in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building. Organized by Blake Douglas, Senior Director for Alumni Programs and Events, and Gael Hancock, Graduate Programs Manager, Harrah College of Hospitality, it featured 17 speakers, music, and a martial arts demonstration.  

TEDxUNLV is a gift to the community from the university. The carefully curated speaker topics represent a mix of academic, personal, and business ideas – many from speakers whose voices might not be heard otherwise. These “ideas worth spreading” were chosen to spark discussions, provide inspiration, and broaden one’s thinking. The continuing theme – Living in the Extreme – reflects the lives of everyone as they deal with an increasing volume of information, thousands of lifestyle choices, and a variety of devices that keep us connected and estranged at the same time.

Students at the 2016 TEDxUNLV event.
A TED banner at the 2014 TEDxUNLV event.