TEDxASU Announces Author Dr. John Shufeldt as a Speaker for April 23rd Event

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TEDxASU organizers announce John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, author of Ingredients of Outliers and LeadershipYOU, as a speaker for the inaugural TEDxASU event. Dr. Shufeldt’s talk is titled “The Question We Need to Stop Asking Our Children”, which will touch on career choices and lifelong opportunities for young people and our nation’s children.

Author Dr. John Shufeldt Announced as TEDxASU Speaker

if I would have told people then that I wanted to do it all and never work a day in my life, my guess is I would have been laughed at by my peers and elders. I hope those who hear my talk will be encouraged to pursue their dreams- all of them.

TEDxASU organizers announce John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, author of Ingredients of Outliers and LeadershipYOU, as a speaker for the inaugural TEDxASU event. Dr. Shufeldt’s talk is titled “The Question We Need to Stop Asking Our Children”, which will touch on career choices and lifelong opportunities for young people and our nation’s children.

The event will be held April 23, 2016 from 10am- 2pm at the Marsten Theatre on Arizona State University’s main campus in Tempe, Arizona. The event is open to 100 ASU students and members of the public.

“I am thrilled to be giving a talk for TEDxASU, where I can discuss the misconceptions many have about growing up and choosing a profession. I am fortunate to have known exactly what I wanted to be since age five, but if I would have told people then that I wanted to do it all and never work a day in my life, my guess is I would have been laughed at by my peers and elders. I hope those who hear my talk will be encouraged to pursue their dreams- all of them,” said Dr. Shufeldt.

Dr. Shufeldt was selected by the TEDxASU organizers for his unique and diverse biography. TEDxASU Executive Director, Ammar Tanveer says, “In today’s society, people are guided towards the path of excelling in one particular profession, whether that be a doctor, lawyer, researcher etc. Dr. Shufeldt defies this trend and allows his passion for learning to take him into and excel in fields people spend their entire lives trying to master. If there is one thing the audience takes away from his talk, I hope it will be the concept that you really can do it all, don’t limit yourself.”

Dr. John Shufeldt is a practicing emergency physician, attorney, professional pilot, adjunct instructor at ASU, SWAT Team physician, author, speaker, founder of MeMD, Outliers Publishing, Shared Mission, among other pursuits and multiple other business ventures.

The title of Dr. Shufeldt’s book series, and the theme of the event share the common word: “outlier”, as well as a similar purpose. The Outlier Series, by Dr. Shufeldt, is about the traits of extraordinary individuals. The books provides practical tips and inspiration for readers to exceed their own expectations personally and professionally. The series also offers career-specific books with interviews from top-level experts who offer advice and tips. The TEDxASU event’s theme is “Outliers: Embracing Your Vision” and the purpose is to offer its attendees “the opportunity to listen to individuals who have redefined their respective fields. It is our hope that participants will leave with the desire to become disruptive leaders in their corresponding disciplines,” according to the TEDxASU website.

Dr. Shufeldt was the first speaker announced for the event. In the weeks since, TEDxASU organizers have announced Dr. Bertram Jacobs, Ph.D. as a speaker, whose talk is titled “Viruses: Infectious Medicine,” and Dr. Mari Koerner whose talk is titled “Can You Teach a Dolphin How to Type?” Four other speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Those interested in attending the event may find the most up-to-date information at tedxasu(dot)com and by following the official event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1667297800192432/permalink/1677739139148298/. A web address for the online live stream of the event is expected to be announced soon. Videos of each speaker will also be available after the event on the TEDx YouTube Channel "TEDxTalks".

For more information about Dr. John Shufeldt, or to reserve him as a speaker, visit http://www.johnshufeldt.com. For more information about the Outlier Series, visit http://www.ingredientsofoutliers.com. For media inquiries about Dr. Shufeldt, contact Amanda Best at abest(at)ingredientsofoutliers(dot)com.
For media inquiries about TEDxASU, contact Melody Serafino at TEDxPR(at)ted(dot)com.

About the Outlier Series
The Outlier Series books are intended for high school and college students as well as professionals looking to achieve more than they thought possible. The goal of the series is to teach leadership skills, and offer books specific to sought after career fields with insider information from experts in each respective profession.

Currently published in the Outlier Series are the books: Ingredients of Outliers: A Recipe for Personal Achievement, Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers, Outliers in Medicine, and Outliers in Education. These five books will be followed by at least 12 other books.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollarTED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.

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