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CSU, Fort Collins to host first-ever TEDxCSU event

March 19, 2012

Tickets on sale this week

Tickets for CSU’s TEDxCSU, featuring former Gov. Bill Ritter and eTown host Nick Forrester, are expected to go on sale this week on the Fort Collins Lincoln Center website.

Tickets are free for CSU students and $12 for the general public. Students can pick up their tickets at the Lory Student Center Information Desk on campus.

'Growing Greener Generations'

TEDxCSU is an event designed for the university and Fort Collins communities to hear speakers address different aspects of environmental sustainability such as energy, education, design and the effects of language on the future of sustainability. This year’s event will be held at 2 p.m. April 23 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Performance Hall, 417 W. Magnolia St.

This year’s theme is “Growing Greener Generations” and includes prominent speakers such as Ritter, now director of CSU’s Center for the New Energy Economy; Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute; and CSU chemistry Professor Amy Prieto, among others.

“The speakers are what make up this event, but what is more important to us is that this event sparks important conversations, creates connections and inspires our audience to take action,” said Hannah Toole, TEDxCSU co-founder and CSU journalism student.

TEDxCSU is a CSU organization sponsored by CSU’s world-renowned Animal Sciences Professor Temple Grandin and spearheaded by undergraduate students Toole and Brooke Burtard.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas through 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 at

Contact Andrea H. Rooney at (303) 902-6881 or for details on the event.