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TEDxDayton Announces Speakers for 2020 Event

September 28, 2020 (DAYTON, Ohio) — The lineup of speakers for this year’s TEDxDayton event, called TEDxDayton 2020, have been announced. This free event will take place virtually on November 10, 12, 17, and 19 at 7 p.m.

Over the course of 4 days, sixteen local speakers will give talks to share the TEDx spirit of ideas worth spreading. All the speakers auditioned earlier this year and were chosen by the Speakers Committee in June.  

“Dayton has always been the home of ingenuity, innovation, and ideas worth spreading. This year our speakers have prevailed over the challenges of the pandemic and are ready to enlighten not only the people of Dayton, but all peoples of the world.” said Julie Servaites, Speakers Committee Co-Chair. “This will truly be an event to watch!”

This year’s speakers are:

  • Charlie Campbell, sharing his personal story about downsizing and how to say “good-bye.”
  • Conor Crippen, speaking alongside his aunt, Conor will share his personal story of releasing the burden of trauma.
  • Anne Marie Romer, speaking alongside her nephew, Anne Marie will share her personal story of releasing the burden of trauma.
  • Daj’za Demmings, sharing her thoughts on the power and importance of intergenerational mentorship.
  • Ronald L. Fletcher, MD, sharing lessons from the HIV pandemic and thoughts on how those lessons can be used to inform our response to COVID-19.
  • Subhashini Ganapathy, PhD, sharing her thoughts on how engineering can be fun.
  • Jodie Mader, sharing how she’s surviving the pandemic as a Luddite. 
  • Joshua Montgomery, sharing his excitement about teaching with droids.
  • Elijah Muhammad, sharing his personal story of labor trafficking and how we can be more aware of this silent issue.
  • Timothy Nevius, sharing his findings on the exploitation of college athletes.
  • Jacquelyn Wright Palmer, sharing her journey of finding pride in her family’s history of enslavement.
  • Shomari Payne, sharing his personal experience on the inheritance of poverty.
  • Ann Puckett, sharing her thoughts on why DIY isn’t really about doing it yourself.
  • Amy M. Riegel, sharing her thoughts on why housing matters and how our zip code defines our life experiences.
  • Kathleen Wiant, sharing her personal experiences on the dangers of hazing.
  • Christopher Wyatt, PhD, sharing his findings on the connection between opioids and breathing.

“Launching TEDxDayton 2020 as a virtual event provides exciting new avenues for our speakers and performers to explore. This year’s speakers are brave, passionate, thoughtful people whose talks may have even more profound impact due to the intimacy of being presented right there in our audience’s homes.” said Bridget S. Hutt, Signature Event Co-Chair. “A virtual event also allows us to expand TEDxDayton’s reach beyond the Dayton area, and to share the strength and resilience that make our city strong.”

Additional streaming details and performer names will be announced soon. More information about the speakers, updates about the event, and access to previous event speaker’s talks are available at TEDxDayton.com.

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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.)

About TED
TED is a TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translate, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Pindrop and TEDxSHORTS

Follow TED on TwitterFacebookInstagram and on LinkedIn.

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Contact: Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Chair, reinsmoen@gmail.com

TEDxDayton Announces November 2020 Event

September 8, 2020 (DAYTON, Ohio) — A new event will be brought to the community this November: TEDxDayton 2020. TEDxDayton has adapted to the current circumstances and are gearing up for an event with a twist on their usual Signature Event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the annual TEDxDayton Signature Event have had to change. It is usually held in October at the Victoria Theatre, but this year that is not the case.

“2020 is changing the game for everyone, and TEDxDayton is taking advantage of the momentum to innovate and to explore all kinds of new possibilities. After all, innovation is at the very heart of what makes Dayton special.” said Bridget S. Hutt, Signature Event Co-Chair. “We have so many exciting tricks up our sleeve, and we can’t wait to share this year’s event with our fabulous TEDxDayton community.”

This event will still include local speakers who will bring “ideas worth spreading” in topics such as arts, science, education, and more. Local performers will also be included.

“Each year, the goal of TEDxDayton is to identify speakers who deliver unique perspectives on a topic or fresh idea worth spreading.” said Brenden Wynn, Signature Event and Speakers Committee Co-Chair. “While this year has presented opportunities to adjust our strategy, we are proud to have a stellar line up of 2020 speakers who will leave our audiences energized and inspired by talks that will resonate long after the conclusion of the event.”

More information as to the new venue, date of the event, and speaker and performer names will be announced within the coming weeks. For questions, email info@tedxdayton.com.

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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.)

About TED
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.

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

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Contact: Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Chair, reinsmoen@gmail.com

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THIS YEAR’S TEDxDAYTON MAIN EVENT

July 24, 2019 (DAYTON, Ohio) — Tickets are on sale now for the seventh annual TEDxDayton Signature Event, happening at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

As in years past, TEDxDayton’s biggest event will feature a full slate of locally connected speakers who will share their “ideas worth spreading” on topics ranging across science, education, design, technology, art, history, culture and more. The day will also include performances by artists, dancers and musicians from the Dayton area.

The event runs from 12:15 to 5:30 p.m. The afternoon’s program will include two intermissions with snacks and beverages.

Tickets cost $50 per person and can be obtained at www.ticketcenterstage.com/TEDxDayton.

“We hope people will get their tickets early,” said Ron Rollins, who is co-chairing the event with John Owen and Bridget Hutt. “Our Signature Event at the gorgeous Vic has sold out each of the last six years, and we know there are a lot of fans who have been with us year after year. Folks look forward to this.”

Hutt, a former TEDxDayton speaker, reflected on this year’s talks and on the year’s theme, “Connect.”

“Our differences can divide us if we let them, but our connections unite us, whether we like it or not. Strike up a conversation with any person on the street, and guaranteed you’ll be able to find things you have in common,” Hutt said. “This year’s TEDxDayton lineup is jam-packed with speakers from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and professions. What they have in common is passion and a desire to connect with you and with all our Dayton neighbors, to share ideas worth spreading.”

Downtown Dayton restaurants and stores are also participating in the fun, offering discounts and quick options for TEDxDayton attendees. For the full list of venues, visit tedxdayton.com/signature-event.

In addition to the Signature Event each fall at the Victoria Theatre, the locally based TEDxDayton organization each year also produces TEDxYouth@Dayton, with talks by local high-schoolers, and a series of TEDxDaytonSalon events, which happen in smaller venues and focus on particular topics three times a year. You can learn more about all these events, including the Signature Event, at TEDxDayton.com.

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Contact: Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Committee Co-Chair, reinsmoen@gmail.com

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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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

ON SALE NOW: TEDxDayton’s Salon Event Includes Local Chefs and Other Foodies

July 1, 2019 (DAYTON, Ohio) — Tickets are now on sale for TEDxDaytonSalon | Food which will be held on August 22, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Annex located in downtown Dayton.

This is the final TEDxDaytonSalon event of 2019, concluding the first year of the new TEDxDayton series. The half day program will be held at night with local Speakers entertaining the audience, along with a cash bar and a light selection of delicacies.

“This will be a community gathering on all things food related: from the social and relationship connections derived from food, to fermentation and architecture,” said John Farrell, TEDxDaytonSalon Committee Chair, “It’s an opportunity to inspire your mind, and feed your soul.” Speakers for the August 22nd event include:

  1. Diana Cuy Castellanos, PhD, RDN, LDN – Professor, University of Dayton
  2. Thomas Johnson – Executive Chef, Dayton Cooks
  3. Casey Moninghoff – Mechanical Engineer and Officer, WPAFB
  4. Jazmin Perez – Match Support Specialist, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  5. Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD, FAND – Clinical Nutrition Director, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  6. Mary Rogero, RA, CPHC – Associate Professor, Architecture and Interior Design, Miami University
  7. George M. Sideras, CEC, AAC, HGT – Corporate Executive Chef, Nestle Professional
  8. Carrie Walters – Corporate Chef and Culinary Director, Dorothy Lane Market

This event will be moderated by Alexis Larsen, External Affairs Director for The Dayton Art Institute, and Food Critic for Dayton Daily News and Dayton.com.

Tickets for the event are just $30 and can be purchased on tedxdayton.com/salon-food.

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Contact: John Farrell, TEDxDaytonSalon Committee Chair, john.farrell@lhh.com

Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Committee Co-Chair, reinsmoen@gmail.com

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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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

TEDxDaytonSalon Opens Registration and Announces Speakers for Innovation Event

April 10, 2019 (DAYTON, Ohio) — Registration is now open for TEDxDaytonSalon | Innovation which will be held on June 4, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the Steam Plant located in downtown Dayton.

This is the second of three TEDxDaytonSalon events happening this year, which will continue the tradition of talks by local speakers and a half day program.

“Attendees can expect to be enlightened by the possibilities and actionable ideas from the team of Innovation speakers,” said John Farrell, TEDxDaytonSalon Committee Chair, “As well as impressed with the depth and breadth of expertise that permeates in our community.”

Eight speakers will explore different forms of innovation in their talks such as medical, science, technology, business, entrepreneurship, personal passion, virtual reality, and workforce development. Speakers for the June event include:

  1. Beck Besecker – Co-Founder and CEO, Marxent
  2. Andrew Cothrel – Founder and President, Blue Marble Medical
  3. Kelly Dolan – Co-Founder, Ingage Partners
  4. Seth Hamman – Director, Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity & Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cedarville University
  5. Greg Loughnane – R&D Consultant & Adjunct Instructor, University of Dayton
  6. Charles Nick – President, The Wright Cup
  7. Charlynda Scale – Founder, Mutt’s Sauce LLC
  8. Greg Simpson – SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Synchrony

For more information and to register for the event, visit tedxdayton.com/salon-innovation

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Contact: John Farrell, TEDxDaytonSalon Committee Chair, john.farrell@lhh.com

Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Committee Co-Chair, reinsmoen@gmail.com

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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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

Photo by Knack Creative.

TEDxDayton Seeks Speakers and Announces Date for 2019 Event

February 25, 2019 (DAYTON, Ohio) —The 7th annual TEDxDayton signature event is now accepting applications from community members. The event will take place on Friday, October 11 at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, OH.

TEDxDayton’s mission is to bring the spirit of ideas worth spreading to deep conversation and connections within the community. The event will feature TED’s signature format of brief talks, demonstrations and performances meant to inspire learning and curiosity while encouraging meaningful conversation.

In search of this year’s presenters, the Speakers Committee has issued a “Call for Speakers” on the TEDxDayton website. Applicants, who do not have to be professional speakers, can apply at tedxdayton.com/signature-event. TEDxDayton is looking for diverse topics from diverse speakers who can deliver a focused, thought-provoking message in about ten minutes.

Photo by Knack Creative.
Photo by Knack Creative.

The theme for this year’s signature event is “CONNECT.”

“Each year we receive feedback from the audience that one of the highlights of TEDxDayton is the opportunity to connect with Daytonians from all walks of life and perspectives, and it is fitting TEDxDayton recognizes the value of those connections,” said Brenden Wynn, who is co-chairing this year’s Speakers Committee along with Cory Owen and Lance Salyers.

“Staying true to a core tenant of TEDxDayton, we are looking for speakers who have a big idea worth sharing,” continued Wynn. “This can be a new idea, or a unique perspective on an existing idea. While a talk doesn’t have be formed around the idea of ‘connection,’ we do hope our slate of speakers can connect with their audience in a way that keeps their idea worth sharing alive long after the event.”

Aspiring speakers should complete an application by March 24. The Speakers Committee will review applications and invite selected candidates to auditions that will take place on May 6, 7, 11 and 14. Those selected to be TEDxDayton 2019 signature event speakers will be notified within a few weeks following auditions.

For inquiries regarding the application process, email Brenden Wynn at bwynn82@gmail.com.

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Contact:

  • Brenden Wynn, TEDxDayton Speakers Committee Co-Chair, bwynn82@gmail.com

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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.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.