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Ideas and Voices Dayton Daily News

Spreading Big Ideas – TEDxDayton

Co-Chair of TEDx Dayton, Sean Creighton, is featured today in the Dayton Daily News in the Ideas & Voices section. Sean talks about what he envisions for the first TEDx inaugural event in Dayton. http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/opinion/spreading-big-ideas-the-tedxdayton-way/nZ7GK/

 

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Fact Sheet about TEDxDayton – 2013

TEDxDayton Date, Location and Time tedxdayton 2013

Nov. 15, 2013 | Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Q: What is TEDxDayton?

[toggle title_open=”Close Me” title_closed=”Answer” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Nearly 30 engaging speakers and performers will take the stage during this unique experience that will unleash new ideas that attendees can apply to their work and home lives. The event will help expand the cultural landscape of Dayton with new stories, insights and discussion.[/toggle]

Q: What is the TEDxDayton theme and who are the speakers and performers?

[toggle title_open=”Close Me” title_closed=”Answer hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxDayton’s inaugural theme is Infuse & Inspire, and the event’s speakers and performers will show Dayton at its most exciting and surprising. They will share stories the audience has not heard before and infuse the Dayton community with ideas that inspire.[/toggle]

Q: Why should I attend?

[toggle title_open=”Close Me” title_closed=”Answer” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]TEDxDayton is an event for the dreamers and a do’ers of the world. Live, local speakers will spark deep discussion, and inspire you to make a positive change in the Dayton community and beyond. You will forge meaningful connections with other attendees ― passionate, inspired and engaged people from all backgrounds.[/toggle]

Q: How do I attend?

[toggle title_open=”Close Me” title_closed=”Answer” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Seating is limited for TEDxDayton so you will need to apply to attend. You must apply online at http://www.tedxdayton.com/attend. The application consists of five short essay questions and a few demographic questions. You will not be able to save your answers, so please schedule 10-20 minutes to complete your application. Event organizers will be use application responses to integrate attendees’ personal experiences into the thoughts and big ideas of the day.[/toggle]

Q: How much does TEDxDayton cost?

[toggle title_open=”Close Me” title_closed=”Answer” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Tickets are $50 for the general public and $20 for college students. The ticket price includes lunch. All sales are final.[/toggle]

Q: What are the expected outcomes?

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    • Mobilize 500 of Dayton’s most passionate people around a series of “ideas worth spreading.”
    • Use crowdsourcing to initiate large public conversations around inspirational and innovative community change.
    • Showcase the intellectual capacity of Dayton via the TED network, which reaches millions of viewers every day throughout the world.
    • Engage the Dayton region in joining a global network of change agents involved in TEDx.
    • Invoke a spirit of optimism, inspiration and innovation in the Dayton region by connecting citizens.

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TEDxDayton Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Wright-Patt Credit Union

Underwriting Sponsors: CoxMedia Group Ohio, GE Capital, Levin Family Foundation, Morris Furniture Co., PNC, Premier Health, Sinclair Community College, SOCHE, UES, Wright State University, University of Dayton

Patron Sponsors: CareSource, Dayton Children’s, GDAHA, Dayton Development Coalition, The Dayton Foundation, Soin International, Vella Inc.

Media Sponsors: Cox Media Group Ohio, Dayton City Paper, Dayton Local, ThinkTV 

In-kind Sponsors: School of Advertising Arts

TEDxDayton Steering Committee Partners

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton Metro Library, Morris Furniture Co., Sinclair Community College, SOCHE, University of Dayton, UpDayton, Wright State University.

In addition, dozens of volunteers from other organizations currently are serving on the TEDxDayton subcommittees, as well as more than 150 volunteers involved.

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TEDxDayton to Host Hype Events

Smaller events will give the community a taste of what’s in store during TEDxDayton.

Sept. 23, 2013 (Dayton, Ohio) — TEDx, a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED, is coming to Dayton. To introduce the community to TED and provide networking opportunities for those interested in TED’s “ideas worth spreading,” three Hype Events will be held prior to TEDxDayton, which 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.

The Hype Events will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. The dates and locations are:

Wednesday, Sept. 25: CADC Art Gallery, 45 S. St. Clair St. in downtown Dayton

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

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

The Hype Events will feature showings of TED Talks, food and drink specials, ice breakers so attendees get to know one another, and opportunities to register for TEDxDayton.

At the inaugural TEDxDayton event, more than 30 engaging speakers and performers will take the stage during this unique experience that will unleash new ideas that attendees can apply to their work and home lives. The theme for TEDxDayton 2013 is “Infuse and Inspire.” The event will help expand the cultural landscape of Dayton with new stories, insights and discussion.

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. The application and ticket prices, as well as details about the speakers, will be available in early October on the TED Dayton website. 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.)

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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TEDxDayton Brings the Spirit of TED Talks to Local Audiences

The inaugural TEDxDayton event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton.

“Organizing this inaugural event has truly been a team effort,” said Sean Creighton, TEDxDayton co-chair. “Our planning committee has been a cross section of this community and has been working tirelessly all year to make TEDxDayton a reality.”

More than 30 engaging speakers and performers will take the stage during this unique experience that will unleash new ideas that attendees can apply to their work and home lives. The theme for TEDxDayton 2013 is “Infuse and Inspire.” The event will help expand the cultural landscape of Dayton with new stories, insights and discussion. TEDxDayton - Infuse & Inspire

“Our goal for TEDxDayton is to bring together this region’s innovators, early adopters, and thought leaders for a shared experience that will inspire us all to take action,” said Kristy Rochon, TEDxDayton co-chair.

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. The application and ticket prices will be available in September on the TED Dayton website. Survey answers will be incorporated into the event to make it an even more localized experience.

More information about the application process will be available soon, and details about speakers will be released in October, but this will not be a lineup of the usual suspects, and these will not be stories many in Dayton have heard before. Some questions attendees may find answers to include: “how can engineering not require math,” “how do our virtual connections change every human behavior from courting to adopting,” and “how do we turn technologists into philanthropists?”  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.)

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.