FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31st, 2022

Saturday March 19th, 2022 – 7-10 p.m.

Blackbox Theatre, Performing Arts Center, SUNY Potsdam

TEDx SUNY Potsdam “A Time to Innovate” tickets on sale now

The third annual TEDx SUNY Potsdam will feature 10 talks from

SUNY Potsdam faculty and students and 1 student speaker from Clarkson



POTSDAM, NY – Tickets are on sale now for the third annual TEDx

SUNY Potsdam, which is back in person on Saturday, March 19th

from 7-10 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on

campus. This year’s theme is “A Time to Innovate” and talks will focus on

how departments and industries on campus are using innovative ideas

and practices to address the needs of our challenging time. There are ten

SUNY Potsdam faculty and students and one student speaker from

Clarkson University scheduled, with talks from a wide variety of topics.

The event will feature a post-show Q&A session with the audience and

all the TEDx speakers.


The first in-person event in 2019 “The Future of Creativity,” and a virtual presentation in 2020 with the theme “Identifying Moments,” were both well attended events with local, regional and international speakers. These talks are now posted online at the TEDx and YouTube websites, and some have received thousands of watches. This year, some of the general topics which highlight the diversity of subject areas include:


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Agriculture & Biodiversity

  • Campus Violence & Sexual Assault


Each talk must be under 18 minutes and will be filmed with state-of-the-art studio cameras in the Performing Arts Center in front of a live audience of up to 100 members (a TEDx rule). The event is hosted by the Arts Management Program, Department of Theatre and Dance and aims to serve the public college and community by giving a platform for the rich ideas and research practices happening at SUNY Potsdam. A student team of technicians, crew and front of house members, along with student interns from Community Performance Series, will help support the event. With the international acclaim of TED (Technology, Education & Design), TEDx events are smaller locally organized events where speakers give informed and personalized talks and contain 'Ideas Worth Spreading', a guiding principle of TED. 


Tickets are on sale Tickets: $10 General Admission/$5 Students

Or via CPS Box Office at the door

Or call 315-267-2277/Online at

VISA/MC/Discover & Bear Express are welcome

Attendee limit: 100 (Stipulated by TED)

ADA Accessible


Department of Theatre & Dance, Arts Management Program:

“The mission of the Department of Theatre and Dance is to cultivate an innovative, experiential, and multidisciplinary education within an inclusive community which prepares students for leadership and service in the arts as global citizens.” The Arts Management B.A. program at SUNY Potsdam examines professional administrative principles and practices of creative arts practitioners and industries to develop students as innovative managerial leaders in the arts. The event will be hosted at the state-of-the-art, Performing Arts Center which opened in 2014 and is a hub of arts and culture on campus. The venue provides the collegiate and local community with cutting edge arts and cultural practices and performances and is host to a wide variety of academic and professional events each year. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization “devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less)”


Arts Management Program, SUNY Potsdam


If you have any questions please contact:
Joshua Vink, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, Program Coordinator, Arts Management -

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