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TAMS Talks Application

The 2018 TAMS Talks Application will open on January 28th at 5:00 PM and close on February 18th at 5:00 PM.

Often times a TED conference has a theme or general idea that it asks of its participating speakers. For TAMS Talks, we have one theme in mind: Challenging the Status-Quo. While the topic may seem broad and even bit overwhelming, we know that students at McConnell Hall are up for the task because the students and staff of McConnell Hall show great promise with the right amount of dedication and inspiration. This is why we invite you, the students, to propose your idea to the TAMS Talks committee for a chance to participate and present at the upcoming Talk on March 23, 2018.

Status-quo is the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues. Challenging the status-quo tackles social norms to imagine a different tomorrow. Whether it be a social movement, educational availability, or equality, Challenging the Status-Quo presents a social norm and speaks further about the benefits we gain from going against it. With that in mind we would like to suggest a few topics which you can choose from.     

  • Ethical issues (equal pay, stem cell research)
  • Social development (gun control laws)
  • Energy/Engineering (Stopping the use of petroleum)
  • Poverty
  • Health/Medical
  • Etc.

Remember, if you challenge and succeed what will be the benefits achieved?

The list goes on and we encourage you to think outside the box on whatever you choose to talk about.

Please note that the Talk you present should last between 8-10 minutes in length, so be prepared to be on staging talking for that period of time (Unfortunately we cannot fill half of your time with awkward silence as it is against the by-laws).

On the page below you will find the application on the TAMS STUDENT LIFE PAGE. Just go to tams.unt.edu and go under the student life page and click on TAMS TALKS. The application must be submitted by 2/18/18. If you have any questions just talk to your friendly local RAs, Colin, Victor, and Samir.