TEDxUND Speaker: Marie Bourgeois

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame Concurrent Assistant Professor of Visual Communications Marie Bourgeois will give her talk Learning to See: How to Become an Empowered Consumer in the Afternoon session at TEDxUND on January 21, 2014.


Only 100 people can attend each live TEDxUND 2014 Conference in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Patricia George DecioTheatre on January 21, 2014. (The TED organization restricts these events to 100 attendees each.) There are two separate live events and you can only apply to one:

Morning live TEDxUND 2014 Conference: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon live TEDxUND 2014 Conference: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Marie Bourgeois is a graphic designer in Notre Dame’s Marketing Communications group and a concurrent assistant professor of visual communications. She studied and worked as a graphic designer in New Orleans for seven years before going on to receive her master of fine arts degree from Notre Dame in 2012. Her research focuses on media visuals, image manipulation, and guerrilla communications. With a passion for making and teaching graphic art, she is interested in finding and unleashing every individual’s creative potential.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUND, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUND event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.TEDxUND strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world´s leaders, thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about. At its core, the fundamental goal of TED and the University of Notre Dame is to foster and spur great ideas. We aim to provide a platform where the smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most fascinating teachers will be inspired and will have the opportunity to inspire others.

We hope diverse group of students, faculty, and alumni present at our conference and watching online will learn from one another, both as speakers and attendees, and will leave the conference driven to creatively improve our collective future.