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UNC’s TEDx conference will be held Jan. 21 at the FedEx Global Education Center.

The sold-out event will stream live on reesenews, a digital news publication powered by students at the UNC School of Journalism, and be made available online for free. Speakers range from Chancellor Holden Thorp to the online executive editor of The Wall Street Journal and pioneers in public health. See the full schedule at the TEDxUNC website.

The event is organized by Carolina Creates, an offshoot of Innovate@Carolina that highlights and inspires creative talent at UNC through music, art, literature and global initiatives. TEDxUNC is licensed through TED, the popular nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas through conferences and speeches. Local, independently-organized TED events are branded TEDx.

Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available free online.

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Published January 14, 2012.