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The second annual TEDxTulsaCC is interactive and free.

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Emake Nnake (left); Hannibal Johnson (Center); Rodrigo Rojas (right)

Bringing the best ideas to the Tulsa community and the world, TEDxTulsaCC moves to a virtual stage for Friday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. This interactive, multi-disciplinary event highlights the innovative and creative spirit of the greater Tulsa community and answers questions such as why do coral reefs glow, when is a building alive, and is hope a feeling or a science?

Seven speakers will present talks from locations across the Tulsa metro area and United States on subjects, including cancer research, creating an inclusive park, elements that connect us, and how we can work together to heal our history in Tulsa.

“All talks relate to this year’s theme, Instincts. The human-animal is driven by instincts: ancient and modern, selfish and altruistic, constructive and destructive. Often these instincts hover just out of reach of our conscious minds. TEDxTulsaCC reveals them,” said Annina Collier, Dean and George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair at Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity.

In addition to the engaging talks, there will be music and dance performances featuring Branjae, Kripalaya Dance Academy and Sunshine 2.0. Plus, there will be $1,000 in giveaways up for grabs through fun live trivia games. 

The second annual TEDxTulsaCC is interactive and freeAdvance registration is required and space is limited. This collaborative event is a gift to the community as part of TCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration with a unique understanding of how big ideas can change lives and shape a community.

“Thanks to the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, we have made TEDxTulsaCC a community event. We’ll send off 2020 with an engaging and interactive evening, create custom mocktaidrinks and share our hopes about 2021 while staying safe at home,” said Collier.

In addition, the event is supported by Tulsa Community College Foundation, Woody Guthrie Center, and Gathering Place. Giveaway Sponsors are Oklahoma Aquarium and Molly Jones Design Studio.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. To learn more, visit 

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