BINGHAMTON, NY – Speakers, visionaries and performers will gather on the Binghamton University campus on Sunday, Mar. 11, to participate in TEDxBinghamtonUniversity, and to promote and stimulate conversation about how to spread and put good ideas to work. TEDxBinghamtonUniversity 2012, an independently organized event licensed by TED, is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. in the Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center.

TEDxBinghamtonUniversity will feature a multimedia program of videos, performances and some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, all presenting on the theme of “From Insight to Impact.”

Speakers will include Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, and best-selling author and leading meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. The event will feature evolutionary musical performances by the Al Biles Virtual Quintet, and a talk by Suzanne Seggerman, inventor of the social impact video game organization, Games for Change.

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the notion of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ Started as a conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TED went on to create TEDx, which is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxBinghamton University, are self-organized.

Tickets are $5 and will be on sale from noon to 4 p.m. in the Food Court on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and Wednesday Mar. 7; and from noon to 4 p.m. in the Tillman lobby on Thursday, Mar. 1 and Thursday, Mar. 8. Those interested in purchasing tickets but cannot make these dates are encouraged to contact the organizers at BingTEDx@gmail.com. For additional information, visit http://www.TEDxBingU.com