Jesse Martin To Speak At TEDxDU Event Today

(above) Jesse Martin will speak on campus at a TEDxDU Event about "overcoming adversity" on Thursday

Looking for a little inspiration? Want to hear about what Denver community members are DUing? Join TEDxDU as they present the first TEDxDU Xpress: Overcoming Adversity.

Sign-up for a free kickoff luncheon Thursday, January 20th from 12:00-1:15 PM and hear three TED style, short and proactive talks from Professor in DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Kim Gorgens, Hockey Player, Jesse Martin, and student, Joe Monteith. Lunch will be provided.

The event will be held in the University of Denver's Ruffatto Hall.

Email: to register by midnight Tuesday, January 18th.
Jesse Martin
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Jesse Martin began playing hockey at the age of four. Martin played hockey in Edmonton for thirteen years before participating in one year of Jr. Hockey in the Alberta Junior League. Additionally, Martin was drafted to the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006 and played for the Tri-City Storm in the United States Hockey League from 2006 to 2007. In September of 2007, Martin began attending the University of Denver and currently serves as an Alternate Captain for the team. Martin is an accomplished three-year letter winner and a three-year WCHA academic award winner. His hockey career was recently altered by a serious neck injury this season.


dggoddard said...

Three interesting speakers. Besides Jesse...

Dr. Kim Gorgens will be talking about concussions which is a constant worry for hockey players. Rhett Rakhshani is still injured with a concussion suffered last week.

Joe Monteith was convicted of distributing cocaine and ended up learning how to read and write in prison. Eventually he started taking classes at a local community college before applying to DU.

DUcub2611 said...

is there any way we can record jesse's speech. I'll be stuck in class

dggoddard said...

Some of these TEDxDU speeches have been video streamed live and others posted on YouTube.

paultd said...

yeah, i hear such awesome things from the TEDxDU series, but they are always mid-day when i have class