Feeling bored and uninspired by all that reading you put off until now? Or don’t know what to do with yourself other than obnoxiously brag to your worn-out friends about how early you’ve finished finals?
Whichever category you fall under, you should take advantage of the annual TEDxProvidence conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RISD Auditorium this Saturday, May 11.
While Brown held its own TEDx event this past semester, the Providence conference boasts an impressive list of speakers with ties to the area, including Rhode Island state poet and Brown professor Rick Benjamin; Umberto Crenca, the founder of AS220; and Cassandra Lin, an RI high school student whose U.N.-recognized nonprofit works to convert kitchen grease to fuel and has offset over 2 million pounds of carbon emissions. Not that what you’ve been doing with your time isn’t important or anything.
So if you’re looking for a way to expand your mind, skip out on studying, and blow 40 dollars (unfortunately, the $20 student tickets are all sold out), sign up here. The price might be a little steep, but there are some seriously cool speakers worth checking out (the guy who started Kabob and Curry will be there!)…not to mention lunch catered by some of Providence’s finest food trucks. Go learn something!