Posted: 25th March 2015 by in Journal
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Today’s featured speaker is Taylor Morris!

Taylor served our country as a Navy EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technician in Afghanistan. On May 3, 2012, Taylor sustained injuries to all four limbs, entailing loss of both legs above the knee, his left arm from the bicep down, and his right hand. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor as well as a Purple Heart. After two years of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C, Taylor and his fiancé Danielle live in Cedar Falls, where Taylor is a full-time student at the University of Northern Iowa.

Make sure to see Taylor’s excellent speech this weekend at TEDxUNI!

Taylor has been working extremely hard on this speech for quite some time.  He would explain little tid-bits of the speech here and there but finally just heard the speech in entirety yesterday.  I understand what he has been putting all this extra time and hard work into.  I couldn’t be more proud of his tenacity and drive from idea through the construction stage to the final product.  I cannot wait to see him up on stage to share this speech with others!




TEDxUNI will happen live in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) Great Hall and Lobby from 6 pm – 10 pm March 28, 2015. Lobby Doors open at 6 pm for XFest, a high-energy, one of a kind festival celebrating the TEDx experience. XFest offers participants the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, interact with unique exhibitors, and chat with the TEDx presenters during the action breaks and at the post-program reception.

TEDxUNI Offers Three Ways for You to Participate:

1. Live on-stage viewing in the GBPAC Great Hall (TED limits attendees to 100)Sold Out


Join a live audience. Seating is on the GBPAC Great Hall Stage with an up-close view of the program and opportunities to converse with presenters.

2. Free Livestream viewing in the GBPAC lobby, the site of XFest 2015 (TED limits attendees to 100)

Join the audience viewing the Livestream on jumbo TVs in the GBPAC lobby. Table seating in the center of XFest 2015. XFest features interactive exhibits, entertainment, food, and community. Meet the presenters at the post-program reception.

Tickets are required and available free of charge for XFest and the Livestream viewing party in the GBPAC lobby. Reserve tickets in person at the Gallagher Bluedorn Box Office or call 319-273-7469.  Tickets must be claimed at the GBPAC ticket window no later than 6:30 pm, March 28.

3. Attend one of these official free viewing parties. Registration includes food, fun, and community:

UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Business and Community Services, Room 30, UNI campus

Cedar Falls Community Center
528 Main Street, Cedar Falls

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE)
800 Sycamore St, Waterloo





For more information visit: http://tedxuni.com/participate-tedxuni



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