Theme: Otherside

Murchison Performing Arts Center
Lyric Theater

This event occurred on
April 11, 2017
5:00pm - 9:00pm

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TEDxUNT: Otherside is an independently-organized TED event bringing together the University of North Texas and the Denton community for an exciting evening of ideas worth spreading. The theme of Otherside will be explored by dynamic live speakers and official TED videos curated by a campus collaborative of faculty, staff, and students.

The event is being hosted at the Lyric Theater in the Murchison Performing Arts Center (MPAC) the evening of Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. Free parking will be available in the lot next to the MPAC with overflow parking available in lots 4 and 26.

Heavy hor d’oeuvres will be served from 5 p.m. until 6:20 p.m. in the Grand Lobby where guests are invited to enjoy the interactive exhibits before entering the Lyric Theater for our speaking program which begins at 6:30p and continues until 9 p.m. with a 30-minute intermission at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. on March 20th. Ticket prices are $20 for UNT students and $30 for UNT faculty/staff and the general public. Only 100 seats will be available.


  • Brian Sauser
    Associate Professor, Marketing & Logistics, University of North Texas
  • Emily McCormick
    Student, Communication Studies, University of North Texas
  • Jordan Frith
    Assistant Professor, Technical Communication, University of North Texas
  • Kelly Reyna
    Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Pamela Wat
    Minister, Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • Prateek Katakuntla
    Student, Texas Academy of Math & Science, University of North Texas
  • Sheri Broyles
    Professor, Mayborn School of Journalism

Organizing Team

  • Patrick Pluscht
  • Marian Smith
  • Brian Richardson
    Speaker Coordinator
  • Joesph Hoffmann
    Production Coordinator
  • Jon Holland
  • Vishal Malhotra
  • Amber Bryant
  • Garrett Hammonds
    Social Media
  • Haemin Kim
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Grant Hale
  • Colin Aslay
    Team member
  • Harrison Long
    Team member
  • Victoria Hammel
    Team member
  • Jeremy Elderbroom
    Team member
  • Kimendran Chetty
    Team member

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUNT, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUNT event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.