Lynnette Watts, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, and Dr. Kimberly Maslin-Wicks, associate professor of politics and international relations at Hendrix College, will participate in a TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) seminar on Thursday at Hendrix.

The event is set for 4-9:30 p.m. in the Mills Center, Room C.

Hendrix senior Colin Hoy will coordinate the event sponsored by the Hendrix Student Senate.

Hendrix College TEDx Club, is a student organization dedicated to addressing a wide variety of contemporary issues through monthly meetings featuring screenings of TEDTalks from and discussion moderated by an expert in the field.

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 those 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.

Talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.