Atkinson and MacLeod to present at TedX Evansville

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016

Joe Atkinson, digital multimedia specialist in residence in the Department of Communication, and James MacLeod, professor of history, have been selected to present at the second TedX Evansville event on October 1 at the Evansville Museum Koch Planetarium

Their Ted Talk will be based on their documentary series Evansville at War, which will be broadcast on WNIN Public Television on December 7-8.

"Our talk is intended to be an inspiration to the people of Evansville," said Atkinson. "We did so much in a short time during the War, and we believe that that spirit is still alive today."

MacLeod added that the Ted Talk will feature some video clips of interviews they have conducted with World War II veterans from Evansville.

"The current developments downtown make it clear that the can-do spirit we saw in the city 75 years ago is still alive and well," MacLeod said.

The entire TedX Evansville event will be streamed live on the Internet, and tickets for the live show are also available.

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