On Monday, March 30, 2015, Chuckie Campbell performed at SUNY Buffalo State, playing host to the regions only youth focused TED style conference, TEDxYouth@Buffalo’s InnovationNEXT.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. As a part of the TED initiative, TEDxYouth@Buffalo is part of a series of live and live-streamed events organized in Buffalo, under license from TED and under the TEDxBuffalo umbrella, where TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The conference aimed to provide a forum that exposed young minds to new thoughts and ideas, unleashing powerful concepts with the potential to change the world. As one of eight speakers chosen by TEDx Youth@Buffalo Innovation NEXT, Chuckie Campbell presented “Bond or Barrier: Language and Social Identity,” a TED Talk addressing language and its ability to frame our social realities. Along with Campbell’s Talk, Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction, performed renditions of 4 selected songs from his critically acclaimed album, More Die of Heartbreak.