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Walsh College Is the Presenting Sponsor of TEDx Detroit on Oct. 8, 2015

Walsh College is the presenting sponsor of TEDx Detroit, a day-long, independently produced conference of the internationally acclaimed Technology Entertainment Design (TED) non-profit organization devoted to spreading new and advanced ideas, on Thursday, October 8, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit.

Among the scheduled speakers is Walsh College alumna Dr. Rita Fields, assistant professor of business, Madonna University, and interim executive vice president, Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit. Dr. Fields earned her Doctor of Management degree from Walsh in 2012.

Speakers include academics, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. They give short, powerful talks on topics ranging from science to business to global issues. The first Detroit TEDx was held in 2009; TED began in 1984. Independently produced TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

“The reemergence of Detroit as a center of entrepreneurism and innovation is closely aligned with the Walsh College brand focus of high-quality, high-value business education,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “We are proud to serve as presenting sponsor of this year’s TEDx Detroit, held in the same downtown Detroit area where Mervyn Walsh founded the College nearly a century ago.”

There have been more than 5,000 TEDx events around the world. Event planners expect 4,000 attendees at this year’s Detroit session.

Walsh College will also host an information booth for new and prospective students within the TEDx Detroit laboratory area at the nearby Hockeytown Café, 2301 Woodward, in addition to a Fox Theatre lobby display.

Walsh College combines academic rigor with real-world relevance to deliver an educational experience that can be put to work immediately. Walsh is a leading all-business, private, not for profit, independent college accredited by two major organizations. It is one of Michigan’s largest graduate business schools and is the College “Where Business is Turning.” Registration for Winter 2016 classes begins Monday, November 23.

More than 3,800 students attend Walsh, with 91 percent attending part-time. More than 26,000 individuals are Walsh alumni with more than 86 percent living in Michigan. Its graduates can be found in Michigan’s Fortune 500 companies, as well as countless corporations, firms, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

The Walsh faculty is credentialed, highly respected, and professionally experienced. It includes four Fulbright scholars, the most of any Michigan business school.

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