Student Life

Ted xUSM (x=independently organized TED event)

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Commuter Lounge, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Julia Pond
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Commuter Lounge, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland

Sponsored by the USM Leadership Development Board

3/5/13-Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Facilitated by Julia Pond

Discussion to follow each TED presentation.

Lunch will be served at this FREE event!



Not familiar with TED? Read below for more information:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

On, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted. Our mission: Spreading ideas.

TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices.

For even more information or to listen to a talk, visit: