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TEDxWVU announces speakers, event details


The TEDxWVU “Dig Deeper” event, featuring five dynamic speakers, will be held at 2 p.m. on April 16 at the Canady Creative Arts Center Gladys Davis Theatre. 

This year’s theme looks to the future and hopes to share ideas and conversations that can bring us all together.

The following speakers will present information on a variety of topics encouraging visionary conversations and new ideas. 

Autumn Tooms Cyprès, founding dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences, will discuss the importance of  igniting purpose within ourselves and others daily.

Charlie Long, a sophomore political science major minoring in philosophy, will discuss how to take on self-doubt and embrace your emotional self.

Dr. Ryan McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will highlight the stories of those working through the COVID-19 pandemic in Appalachia.

Joshua Meadows, a service assistant professor in the Management Information Systems Department at the Chambers College of Business and Economics, will discuss bridging the digital divide and achieving "digital equity.”

Timothy Shaw, a senior marketing major minoring in sports communication from Syracuse, New York, will discuss  fear of failure and how it affects the growth mindset.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. today (March 6) and can be purchased in person at the Arts & Entertainment Box Offices in the Mountainlair and Canady Creative Arts Center.

Tickets can also be purchased online at or by phone at 304-293-7469.

General admission tickets are $19 for the general public and $9 for WVU students with a valid WVU Student ID. 

Find more information about TEDxWVU.