What is LEDx?  

LEDx is a leadership event like none other.  The LEDx 1.0 theme is finding “Opportunity in Uncertainty,” at the intersection of leadership, strategy, and creativity.  LEDx is envisioned as bringing the utility of what most people commonly think about leadership to the stage in a new and experiential way.  The LEDx lineup is designed to bring a
diverse leadership perspective to our audience, allowing them to question old assumptions and reframe leadership issues in new light.

The event is purposefully different in its format and design, and provides a unique opportunity for reach across the corporate industry and within Department of Defense.  LEDx is broken into two distinct formats.  First, LEDx provides guest speakers a 45-minute TED-style format.  During the TED-style presentation, guest speakers have the opportunity to provide insights into their leadership specialties focusing on two major components; strategic/creative thinking and encouraging innovation.  Second, LEDx provides guest speakers the opportunity to lead a 45-minute “LAB” focusing on a more intimate dialogue and the application of strategic/creative thinking while encouraging innovation through micro-activities.  The mix of both TED presentations and LABs provides a unique experience for our attendees.


–Encourages Diversity of Thought and Diversity of Experience


Less lecture-like format…more TED talk-like


–Speakers from Industry, Academia, & DoD

–Support from AUM. Invitations to other AU schools & local leaders/universities


–Each student will attend at least one LAB

Intimate environment with a focus on producing dialogue/interaction

–Opportunity to experiment with ideas and discuss practical application of LEDx topics

Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty…The intersection of Leadership, Strategy & Creativity