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In case you were busy that Saturday…

May 6, 2015

Maybe you were busy with homework, or you needed to give the dog a bath. We get it. Honestly, we understand how you couldn’t carve a few hours out of your day to come to Loab Playhouse and hear great talks from great speakers. OK, I lied. I don’t understand that at all. But that’s OK. […]

Join Our Executive Team!

Apr 22, 2015

The last year was a great one for TEDxPurdueU, with several great events culminating with our main presentation. We thank everyone who was involved with these events, as well as all who came to enjoy and experience ideas worth spreading. We are beginning to plan for the 2015-2016 year, and if you want to leave a part […]

Lexi Hiland, Videographer/Producer

Mar 28, 2015

If you haven’t seen the promos by now, our main event, Meraki, is all about living life with soul and putting a piece of ourselves in our work. Lexi Hiland (Purdue ’13) has dedicated her personal and professional life to this ideal and will take the TED stage April 11th to share her story. A brief look […]

Todd Putman

Mar 28, 2015

Join us in welcoming Todd Putnam, CCO at Bolthouse Farms, to the TED stage for our main event, Meraki. Putnam, a self-described “consumer strategist and advocate for mission-centered organizations”, will draw from his experiences as a power player in Fortune 100 companies as he shares how Meraki has come to define his career. A Purdue communication grad and […]


Mar 26, 2015

We have lined up a group of speakers and performers from the Purdue community and beyond to share their “Meraki.” Are you interested in start-ups?  What about medicine?  Wait… electric dance performances? You came to the right place! Frank Gruber – CEO and Co-founder of Tech Cocktail Lexi Hiland – Videographer & Producer of “La Loteria de […]

Join the Team!

Mar 4, 2015

Interest in joining one of the world’s most recognizable brands? TEDxPurdueU is seeking volunteers for our flagship event on April 11 in Loeb Playhouse. Volunteers play an integral part of the planning team that delivers the one-of-a-kind TEDxPurdueU event on Purdue’s campus. Throughout the spring, volunteers help with promotions, planning and event operations. Interest can be sent […]

Meet the Panel: Jerome Fons

Feb 22, 2015

Jerome Fons, former Managing Director of Moody’s Credit Rating Agency, will join TEDxPurdueU February 28th in Loeb Playhouse for our upcoming free and open to the public breakout session, Inside Job. The focus of this event will be the Academy Award winning documentary of the same name which details the devastating crash of global housing and financial markets in […]

Meet the Panel: Charles Morris

Feb 21, 2015

TEDxPurdueU welcomes Charles Morris, author of The Two-Trillion Dollar Meltdown, to Purdue on February 28th at 6:30pm in Loeb Playhouse for our upcoming, free and open to the public event, Inside Job. Morris was featured in the Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job, of our eponymously-titled Breakout Session. In the film, Mr. Morris, along with a host of industry […]

Meet the Panel: Daniel Alpert

Feb 4, 2015

On February 28th, TEDxPurdueU will host Daniel Alpert, a founding Managing Partner of Westwood Capital, LLC in Loeb Playhouse for a panel discussion on the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary, Inside Job. Alpert was featured in the documentary detailing the development of the housing and financial bubbles that created the economic crisis our global economy is still recovering from […]

Mark Your Calendars!

Jan 26, 2015

You left fall semester and West Lafayette at a lukewarm 40 degrees, only to return to the Siberian Purdue. Don’t worry, stay indoors – our spring events don’t start till the end of February! Money, Money Our first event in Loeb Playhouse on Saturday, February 28 welcomes 5 panelists from the Academy Award winning film Inside Job. […]



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