TEDx Cooper Union 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3 - 10pm

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TEDxCooperUnion is a TEDx event independently organized by students of The Cooper Union featuring both external speakers as well as students, faculty and alumni presenters who will share their innovative ideas across a variety of areas. Student club booths and performances will also be featured to encourage the exchange of ideas between the community and the audience.

The theme of the event is “One.” Living in a world where disasters and conflicts are prominent, we hope to spread the idea of unity and peace within the community. We hope to inspire in the community a sense of motivation that will ultimately allow TEDxCooperUnion attendees to go out to the world and make a difference.

This is a ticketed event. It is open to the public with a general admission price of $15 and a reduced admission ($5) for members of the Cooper community. Use the code 'peter1859cooper' for discounted tickets. The goal is to meet costs. Any money above costs will be donated back to The Cooper Union.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.