After an incredibly successful TEDxDayton debut last fall, organizers have been busy lining up speakers, volunteers and sponsors for the sophomore event scheduled to take place from 9 am to 4 pm Fri, Oct. 17, at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. The theme chosen to challenge featured speakers and the audience is “Explore. Exchange. Excite.”
Tickets go on sale today, Wed, Aug 14th. Tickets run $50 per person, and their is an $18 student rate and admission includes lunch at the Schuster Wintergarden and a snack break. Tickets to the inaugural TEDxDayton event sold out in two weeks last year. Based on interest and feedback from attendees, organizers expect tickets to this year’s event to sell-out quickly again. In addition to the main event, new Hype Events will be held this year to introduce the community to TEDxDayton and provide networking opportunities for those interested in TED’s “ideas worth spreading.”
“We are extremely proud of the line-up of speakers this year, as well as the expansion of the TEDxDayton experience into the community,” said Stephanie Gottschlich, TEDxDayton co-chair. “We are grateful for all of the hard work and thought the committee has put into this and can’t wait to experience TEDxDayton on October 17.”
TEDxDayton will have a student ticket, basic ticket and a sponsor ticket; proceeds will cover the costs of the event. Those interested in attending must fill out a brief application. To learn more about ticket prices and applying to attend, visit the TEDxDayton website. Application answers will be incorporated into the event to make it an even more personalized experience.
The line-up of TEDxDayton 2014 speakers and entertainers, as well as dates and locations for this year’s new Hype Events, will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event on the TEDxDayton website and through social media.
“Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and the thought leaders that will be featured, we hope to expand the cultural landscape of Dayton with new stories, insights and discussion,” said Sean Creighton, TEDxDayton co-chair
Those interested in keeping up with news and announcements about TEDxDayton are encouraged to sign up on the website to receive e-alerts featuring upcoming announcements. Visit the TEDxDayton website or follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for updates and more information.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED
community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration