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2014 TEDxDayton Talks Now Available For Viewing

The second TEDxDayton event sold out in record time before the actual event took place on October 17 last year. More than 1,000 people, representing area college students, community and business leaders, and TED fans were treated to an incredible day of fresh ideas from 24 speakers and performers. This week the 2014 speaker videos (performances available in the coming week) were posted to YouTube for those who were unable to attend or who would like to remember their favorite TEDxDayton moments. Fans of the event can visit TEDxDayton 2014 Speakers to choose from approximately two and a half hours of magical moments from some of the region’s brightest minds sparking deep discussion and connections, inspired by the TED talks mantra of promoting “ideas worth spreading.”  TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

“It’s been exciting to experience this community’s overwhelming support for TEDxDayton,” said event co-chair Sean Creighton. “Dayton is a community full of passionate, inspired and engaged people, of dreamers and doers in the world. The way this community has embraced TEDxDayton really illustrates this fact.”

“We’d like to thank everyone who made the 2014 event possible,” said event co-chair Stephanie Gottschlich, “And the Dayton community’s ongoing and enthusiastic commitment to keeping TEDxDayton an annual event.”

Planning is currently underway for the 2015 TEDxDayton event. Visit www.tedxdayton.com in April for updates and more details on what’s in store for this fall.

TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for posts about the 2014 events, speakers, photos and more.

2014 TEDxDayton Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Wright-Patt Credit Union

Underwriting Sponsors: CoxMedia Group Ohio, Dayton Children’s, Dayton Dental Collaborative, JangoMail, The Miami Valley School, Morris Furniture Co. Inc., PNC, Premier Health, Sinclair Community College, SOCHE, Soin International, Synchrony Financial, University of Dayton, UES, Wright State University

Patron Sponsors: CareSource, eHealth Data Solutions, Horan, Levin Family Foundation, Miami Valley Fair Housing, St. Mary Development Corporation, Vella Inc., Wright State Research Institute

Media SponsorsDayton Daily News, Dayton Local, Dayton Most Metro, ThinkTV, WYSO (91.3 FM)

In-Kind Sponsors: Dayton Art Institute, Miami Valley Pottery, Shumsky, Victoria Theatre Association 

2014 TEDxDayton Steering Committee Partners

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

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 four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

Important Information for TEDxDayton 2014 Ticket-Holders

The TEDxDayton 2014 team is excited to share this celebration of Dayton’s “ideas worth spreading.” If you’ve received confirmation of your registration, you will need this information to navigate your way through a day of exploring, exchanging and excitement.  TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

Tickets will not be available at the door. TEDxDayton 2014 is completely sold out.  

Venue: The event will take place at the Victoria Theatre (138 N. Main St. Dayton, OH).

Parking:

The Transportation Center Parking Garage (22 E. Fifth St.) will reserve 700 spaces for TEDx parking. Cost is $4.00 for the day. An RTA shuttle will run from the Transportation Center to the Victoria from 8:00am-9:15am, and again from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Pickup and drop-off points are at the corners of Fifth/Main and First/Main. The walk from the Transportation Center is about five blocks, and takes 10-15 minutes if you’d like to get some exercise. For further directions, see the Victoria Theatre website (www.victoriatheatre.com)

Registration:

Registration opens at 8:30am. Please arrive early enough to pick up your name badge and program at the registration desk. You do not need a printed ticket to retrieve your name badge. Once you have your name badge, we invite you to enjoy coffee, mingle, use the rest room, and find your seat. Coat check will be available. All guests must be seated by 9:00am.

Open seating:

Whether you are seated in the balcony or in the orchestra, we encourage you to sit in different places throughout the day. We will have a packed house, so expect to move in and move up to make room for more people.

Breaks:

Two breaks, one in the morning and one in afternoon, will give you a chance to stretch your legs, use the restrooms, and enjoy snacks and fun activities. Of course, you may exit and enter between talks if the need arises.

Lunch:

A delicious box lunch will be available during our noon break. After the final morning talk, we will all parade quickly across the street to the Wintergarden in the Schuster Center where you will pick up your food and seat yourselves. Activities and music will accompany our meal. All restrooms at the Schuster will be open for your convenience. Talks will resume at the Victoria promptly at 1:00pm.

Explore, Exchange, and Excite:

Please consider sitting next to and engaging in conversations with strangers throughout the day. TED events build community and offer opportunities for people from many disciplines to engage and collaborate around new ideas. Take advantage of that!

One request:

Because this event sold out so quickly, many people who wanted to come won’t be able to. So if your boss told you to come, or if you’re under some other obligation to come, and you’re not excited about it, please consider releasing your ticket to someone else who really wants to attend this incredible event. The success of TEDxDayton is the result of what each participant brings to the day.

After–party:

After the event, we invite you to walk just a block away to the Kettering Tower lobby to mingle with new friends, old friends, and speakers. The after-party will start at 4:00pm, right after the last presentation, and last until about 6:00.

Finally…

We’ve worked hard to provide you with an experience that will excite you into exploring new ideas and exchanging with others your enthusiasm and willingness to go forth and explore them. We thank you for adding your energy and time to this special day, and we hope you come away with ideas for taking action in the community around you. Thank you for attending TEDxDayton 2014!

TEDxDayton Hype Event in Yellow Springs

Explore. TEDxDayton Hype Event | Sept. 25 at Little Art Theatre

TEDxDayton Hype Event in Yellow SpringsExchange Hype Event
When: Thursday, September 25th, 6-9pm

Where: Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs.

Ever wondered what it would be like to give ‘the talk of your lifetime’ at a TEDx event?

Find out by joining this year’s TEDx Dayton team along with Furaha Henry-Jones , a speaker from last year’s inaugural event, as we host a talk back session at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs.

Following our theme, “Explore. Exchange. Excite,” speakers from last year will exchange information about the audition process, prep for the event, ‘day of’ concerns, and how their participation has impacted them. Ask your probing questions and learn all about what it takes.

If you’ve ever considered being a speaker at a TEDx event or know someone you think would be a great presenter, this is the Hype event for you! And, hey, if that isn’t enough–we’re also giving away two free tickets to the sold-out event!

Join the TEDxDayton team as we bring a couple of speakers from last year’s TEDxDayton event back on stage. Hear about their experience preparing for TEDxDayton 2013, how they felt during the event, and how its changed them.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Little Art Theatre.

TEDxDayton Hype Event 2014

Explore. TEDxDayton Hype Event | Sept. 13 at Dayton Art Institute

Explore. TEDxDayton Hype Event

When:Saturday, September 13th, 12-5pmTEDxDayton Hype Event 2014
Where: Dayton Art Institute.

Join the TEDxDayton team on an Amazing Race style photo scavenger hunt through Dayton.

Teams are encouraged to show their spirt by dressing up in fun costumes or by wearing the TEDxDayton red.

Teams of two will leave from the Leo Bistro at the Dayton Art Institute around 12:30.

The first place team will win a pair of tickets for this year’s sold out edition of TEDxDayton on October 17th.

Bring a camera or a smart phone with a camera to document the experience!

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Leo Bistro.

 

TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

2014 TEDxDayton tickets to go on sale Aug. 14

August 14, 2014 (Dayton, Ohio) — Organizers of TEDxDayton have announced that tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 14 for the second TEDxDayton event scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. The theme chosen to challenge featured speakers and the audience is “Explore. Exchange. Excite.”

Tickets to the inaugural TEDxDayton event sold out in a little over 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.”  TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

“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.

“We are very excited to make this announcement and know that there will be many ideas worth sharing representing both local and global perspectives,” said Sean Creighton, TEDxDayton co-chair. “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.”

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.)

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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Contact: Craig Schrolucke, TEDxDayton marketing committee chair

at craig@schrolucke.com