Nominations open for 2017 Star Talks

Star Talks is an annual event held in May during Professional Activity Days. It is modeled on the popular TED (Technology, Education and Design) Talks, which are based on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. The TED community consists of curious souls who engage with ideas and each other.

Each year, three individuals from the college community will be chosen to give a 15-minute Star Talk on his or her topic of interest based on the TED model. Last year’s Stars were Judy AllenPhany Sarann, and Doug Klein.


  • Nominees can include any faculty, staff or administrator who has modeled and/or implemented ideas and practices that have contributed to a positive and/or innovative LCC culture.
  • Nominations can be made by any employee (faculty, staff or administrator). You may self-nominate or nominate a fellow employee.
  • Candidates for nomination may come from any area of the college.
  • Talks can cover any topic of interest and can include PowerPoint or other forms of multimedia presentation.

An Academic Senate Subcommittee will review the nomination forms and select three individuals to speak during Professional Activity Days. Star Talks will be held during the morning session on May 10 in Dart Auditorium and each talk will be recorded and shared with the LCC community. Please contact Meg Elias at with any questions.

The Online Nomination Form must be submitted by Monday, April 3 to be considered for this year’s Star Talks presentation.