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          TEDxWCSU started as an idea after an Honors Program gathering in the fall of 2012. It was that fall His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Western for two consecutive days to present talks on Creativity and Compassion. Since then, the University has been awash in events themed with Creativity and Compassion, culminating in Western becoming a Univeristy of Compassion and Danbury becoming a City of Compassion. 

We hope through the TEDxWCSU event to continue to remind students of the daily lifestyle of compassion, and to spark discussion about creativity amoung the  University community.

* Permission to use TEDx (x=independently organized event) is granted by TED.


  •  Hasib Muhammad
  • Mathew Dicks
  • Matthew Badger 
  •  Michael French
  • Dr. Daniel Martin



  • Around a Flame.....Original Work by Dale Osterman