Students Challenged to “Change Your Perspective” at 2019 TAD Talks

Bemidji State University’s fifth annual TAD Talks featured “America’s Got Talent” juggler Charles Peachock, two-time world champion fancy dancer Larry Yazzie, live sculpture construction by local artist Albert Belleveau, and many other talented design experts.

The TAD Talks presentation series, modeled after the famed TED Talks series, is a production of BSU’s School of Technology, Art & Design. It brings together live presenters from multiple disciplines, a “community of brilliant visionaries involved in our most creative industries.” TAD Talks aims to create understanding and help attendees find meaning in technology, art, design, creativity, innovation and the entire process of life.

“This event spans many different topics,” Sachel Josefson, assistant professor of technology, art & design, said. “It will engage and immerse guests through meaningful ideas that will shape their lives, challenge their assumptions and maybe even change their perspective.“

The 2019 TAD Talks is an entirely student-run production and has no external sponsors. The event took place on May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Main Theatre of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

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