About STO Talks

STO Talks is a one-day conference shaped around a series of short, entertaining presentations from the most inspired St. Olaf College professors, students, staff, and alumni who are passionate about sharing their best ideas with the greater community. The talks will facilitate a new level of connectivity throughout the St. Olaf academic community through the sharing of ideas and innovations of how our critical thinking and unselfish ideals are preparing us to make a positive impact on the community around us.

All current students are welcome to apply to give a STO Talk presentation! Student speaker applications are due by February 20th, 11:59PM.

It’s like TED, but at St. Olaf

Don’t know what TED is?

STO Talks are not ordinary classroom lectures, so get that thought out of your head. Instead, imagine the most engaging people in the St. Olaf community all gathered in one place, sharing their best ideas with you. Some talks will be as short as 5 minutes, and some will be as long as 15 minutes. Either way, prepare to be amazed.

The fourth annual STO Talks will be held on April 18th, 2015 at St. Olaf College in the Lion’s Pause on the Mane Stage. Archived video from last year’s conference can be found on our website at stotalks.com/speakers.

The 2015 conference will begin in: