Lansing Community College

StarTalks is an annual event held in May during Professional Activity Days. It is modeled on the popular TED (Technology, Education, and Design) Talks, which are based on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world.

Each year, three individuals from the college community will be chosen to give a 15-minute Star Talk on his or her topic of interest based on the TED model.

StarTalks will be held in May during Professional Activity Days in Dart Auditorium. Each talk will be recorded and shared with the campus community.

How do I make a nomination?

Fill out the nomination form below by April 16, 2021.

Who can be nominated? Who can make nominations?

Any member of the LCC community (employee, student, alum). You may nominate yourself or a fellow employee.

How are speakers selected?

An Academic Senate subcommittee reviews nominations and selects employees who have contributed to a positive, innovative LCC culture.

Applicants are reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Nominee's message is unique
  • Nominee's message is timely and/or timeless
  • Nominee has inspired others in the LCC community
  • Nominee's message has the potential to transform listeners.
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