TedXDePaul 2020 speakers announced


TedX returns to DePaul in April 2017. (Courtesy Diane M. Smutny | DePaul Newsline)

DePaul’s fifth-straight annual TEDx event will be held on Friday, April 24 titled, “The Unexpected,” exploring “how some of life’s most important lessons are the ones that were unforeseen,” the university announced last week.

The nine speakers, who the university describes as activists, risk takers, community leaders and champions of the arts, diplomacy and human kindness, will be:

  • Will Barefield, assistant director of undergraduate admissions and graduate student in the College of Computing and Digital Media.
  • Jacqueline Kelly-McHale, faculty member in the School of Music.
  • Jamal McPherson, graduate student in the School of Public Service.
  • Coya Paz, faculty member in The Theatre School.
  • Priyanka Podjale, undergraduate student in the College of Communication.
  • James Sherman, faculty member in The Theatre School.
  • Steve Stoute, chief of staff for the Office of the President.
  • Ceni de la Torre, ministry coordinator for the Catholic Campus Ministry and 2014 graduate of the College of Communication.
  • David Wellman, director of the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy.

Tickets for TEDxDePaulUniversity are $10 for students and $15 for all other attendees and can be purchased on Eventbrite. A 20 percent discount is available until Feb. 25 with code TEDXDPU20.