Ideas Worth Spreading

Long before TED conferences branded the now recognizable “ideas worth spreading”, a child whose parents were recently freed slaves by the name of Mary McLeod Bethune, took it upon herself to find ways to educate herself and those in her community.

Mary financed her ambitious dream by selling sweet potato pies door-to-door to raise money to purchase books.  It was the late 1890’s in South Carolina.  It was a simple idea, funded by using what tools and skills Mary naturally possessed, and from her idea, Bethune-Cookman University was later born.

On April 11, 2014 TEDxUNLV will convene with the ambitious goal of Flipping the Switch to Ignite, Imagine and Illuminate the next generation of ambitious students.  If you think you have an idea worth spreading and want to submit a proposal to potentially be a presenter, please go to this link:

And of course if you want to become a sponsor of this prestigious event, contact Jeanne Hamrick, Sponsorship Director or Michael Grema, TEDxUNLV Chair at

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What idea do you have that is worth spreading?

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About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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