I have been a fan of TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design) for 15+ years. TED Talks are a powerful educational resource for students, and as a Speech Communication instructor at Palo Alto College, I use them as a teaching resource in my classrooms. I was inspired to bring a TEDx event to the Southside because of the amazing students, faculty & staff, and leadership at Palo Alto College. My hope is that, through the TEDx events, “ideas worth spreading” will create a local community of people around topics of art, science, technology, music, and inspiration. The goal is to transform and elevate the PAC community as well as the South Side of San Antonio.