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Re-thinking college: Alec Macmillen at TEDxMiddlebury

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Published on Dec 12, 2013

Alec's interest in the interplay between social norms and the science of personality arose when he read Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, and it was Cain's TED talk that inspired him to enter Middlebury's TEDx student speaker competition.

Alec MacMillen (Middlebury College class of 2014) originally hails from Hillsborough, CA and is an International Politics and Economics major with a Middle East focus. After graduation, he plans to return to the Middle East to continue studying Arabic and pursue work designing language education policy.

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)

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