Columbia residents head to the Missouri Theatre to celebrate being a ‘citizen’

TEDxCoMo saw speakers from the community share their ideas in a series of talks.


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Columbia community members came together April 13 to celebrate being citizens at TEDxCoMo 2017. Held at the Missouri Theatre, the talks were a part of an independently organized TED event.

According to the organization’s website, TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. The speakers at TEDxCoMo spread their ideas by connecting to the theme “citizen.”

“We selected the theme ‘citizen’ to explore the many ways the idea of ‘citizenship’ is manifested,” TEDxCoMo Producer Keith Politte said in a press release. “The event has been curated to present a spectrum of provocative and inspiring speakers. Everyone brings to the table their own interpretation of what it means to be a citizen, and we suggest we can all learn from each other.”

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