Although it's the weekend, that didn't stop more than 700 Binghamton University students from gaining extra knowledge.

Students attended the 5th TEDx Talks at Binghamton University. TEDx, which stands for technology, entertainment, and design, is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading new ideas. Seven professionals from a variety of fields spoke to share ideas with students and inspired them to think critically about the world around them.

This TEDx conference, which took 10 months to plan, is part of a collection of conferences that occur nationally each year.