Natalie Kraft ’22 and Trenton Wallis ’22 revived TEDxNCState and brought the inspirational event back to campus.
On Friday, Feb. 21, TEDxNCState made its return to campus after a six-year hiatus. Hosted at Thompson Hall, TEDxNCState is an independent event organized by NC State alumni, with the goal of voicing a diverse array of ideas and perspectives.
Natalie Kraft, a second-year studying computer science and political science, and Trenton Wallis, a second-year studying electrical engineering, said they initiated the revival of TEDxNCState with the help of Francis de los Reyes III, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering.
“TEDxNCState was an initiative that started here from 2010 until 2014, but then the initiative fell through the cracks and was absent a little bit from NC State’s campus,” Kraft said. “Last year we wanted to do a revival series, so we received a license from TED, and we were able to start a club with the sole purpose of spreading these local ideas to a local platform, which is, of course, the primary mission of TED. From there we were able to curate those ideas on campus and work our way up.”
This article was published in The Technician.