August 1, 2017 (DAYTON, Ohio) — Organizers of TEDxDayton have announced that tickets will go on sale August 1, for the event scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. Following four consecutive sell-out events, the theme chosen to challenge featured speakers and the audience in the program’s fifth year is “CURRENT.”
“We are very honored and humbled by the support of the community for TEDxDayton,” said TEDxDayton co-chair Diane Farrell. “Hundreds of volunteer hours go into making TEDxDayton the premier thought-inspiring event in the Dayton region. Each year we work hard to ensure that our guests are engaged, challenged and inspired by what they see on stage.”
“We are extremely proud of the lineup of speakers this year, as well as the continued support by our sponsoring partners,” said Ron Rollins, 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 20.”
Speaker auditions have concluded; the lineup will be announced at the end of the summer.
Four ticket levels are available for this year’s event: Student, General Admission, Patron, and Legacy Patron. All tickets will include morning coffee, lunch and an afternoon treat. Patron tickets allow individuals to sponsor the event through a $50 donation. Legacy Patron tickets allow individuals to sponsor the event through a $200 donation, which will support future events, such as the student-run TEDxYouth@Dayton and other TEDxDayton expansion events currently under consideration. Patrons and Legacy Patrons will receive additional recognition in print and/or online materials. To learn more about ticket prices and applying to attend, visit the TEDxDayton website.
TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Visit www.tedxdayton.com or the TEDxDayton Twitter and Facebook accounts for the most up-to-date details on the 2017 event. Videos of talks from the 2013–16 TEDxDayton events can be viewed on the website, as well.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.