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TEDxWVU “Move Mountains” event set for March 23.

TEDxWVU “Move Mountains” event set for March 23. Tickets on sale Monday.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.   - West Virginia University’s student organization TEDxWVU will hold their annual event March 23 in the Mountainlair Gluck Theatre. This year’s theme is “Move Mountains.” Four dynamic speakers – Petal Palmer, Noemi Borsay Hall, Meshea Poore and Amy Yip – will discuss a variety of topics starting at 2 p.m. General Admission tickets will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the Arts & Entertainment campus box offices, online at and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (304-293-7469).

Petal Palmer is a WVU senior majoring in exercise physiology. Her talk will address the phenomenon of “cancer ghosting.” Palmer is from Toronto, Canada and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Noemi Borsay Hall, Ph.D., is a WVU alum currently working as a research epidemiologist in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her talk aims to shift perceptions of what it means to be a coal miner and shed light on the women working in the mining industry.

Meshea Poore is the vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU. Her talk will discuss the encouragement that incorporating “just one yay a day” can bring to an individual.

Amy Yip is a life transformation and mental fitness coach and a self-confidence trainer from Rockville, Maryland. A veteran speaker, she is also the author of the award-winning book “Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents.” Her talk will discuss why we should question our memories with our parents.

Tickets for the TEDxWVU “Move Mountains” event go on sale Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Arts & Entertainment box offices in the Mountainlair and the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center, online at and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (304-293-7469). General admission tickets are $7 for WVU students with a valid WVU Student ID (limit one discounted ticket per valid ID) and $17 for non-students.

TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe. TEDxWVU was founded in 2017 by WVU students to create a space for ideas worth sharing. The organization is run by students who work throughout the academic year to produce a TEDx event for the University and surrounding Morgantown community. For more information about TEDxWVU, visit, or their Twitter (@TEDxWVU), Instagram (@tedxwvu) or Facebook (TEDxWVU).

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