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GCU Today: Dr. Steven Hansen Auditions for TEDx at GCU

Written by: Kimberly Ring

 News Highlights:

  • AHS CEO and President Dr. Steven Hansen presented for the X-Trials, an audition for GCU's TEDx event on March 2 at GCU Arena.
  • According to, TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.
  • Dr. Hansen presented his idea of what an animal shelter of the future would look like.
  • A panel consisting of students and faculty have selected 20 finalists... including Dr. Hansen!

GCU Today

Auditions show what's in store for TEDx at GCU Mark Heller, GCU News Bureau | | January 23, 2017
[caption id="attachment_38189" align="alignleft" width="283"] Mark Heller, GCU News Bureau[/caption] Everyone has a story, and the ones that were told Saturday at The Newton in Phoenix served as a tasty appetizer to the main course that’s coming to Grand Canyon University. More than 30 four-minute presentations, many of them highly personal, were delivered in the X-Trials, the audition for the TEDx event scheduled for March 2 at GCU Arena. A panel of students and faculty will choose the 20 finalists by Wednesday. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit that spreads concepts using short, powerful talks on a wide swath of topics, including science, business, sociology and global issues. In 2009, TED launched TEDx with the goal of bringing the TED experience to local communities, cities and universities. Read full story
January 31, 2017