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Registration is Open for TEDxDayton

Space is limited; the community is encouraged to register soon.

Oct. 2, 2013 (Dayton, Ohio) — Registration for TEDxDayton is now open. TEDx, a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton.

Registration for the event is available at www.tedxdayton.com/attend and includes a simple application process with five short essay questions, followed by a few demographic questions. The application takes about 10 to 20 minutes to complete online. Tickets are $50 for the general public and $20 for college students; all tickets include lunch.

Infuse & Inspire is the theme for the inaugural TEDxDayton event, when nearly 30 speakers and performers will introduce attendees to a variety of ideas that will spark deep discussion and connections. Speakers will be announced throughout October: Follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for updates as speakers and other information is announced.

“Our audience will be full of passionate, inspired and engaged people from all backgrounds,” said event co-chair Sean Creighton. “If you are or if you aspire to be a dreamer and a doer of the world, we want you to infuse and inspire at TEDxDayton.”

In addition to the main event, two Hype Events will be held to introduce the community to TED and provide networking opportunities for those interested in TED’s “ideas worth spreading.” The Hype Events will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.:

• Tuesday, Oct. 8: Fox & Hound, 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd. in Beavercreek

• Wednesday, Oct. 23: Delish Café, 139 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton

Contact registration@tedxdayton.com with questions about the application process.

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.)

About TED

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

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.