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2017 TEDxDayton tickets to go on sale today

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.)

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.

TEDxDayton 2018

Call for Speakers closing soon!

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.
TEDxDayton 2014
 
Today, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world, including Dayton! Do you have an idea worth sharing?
 
Submit Your Application Today!  Submissions must be received by April 30, 2017.  [button link=”http://www.tedxdayton.com/tedxdayton-2017-call-for-speakers/” color=”red”]Submit Your Application[/button]
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TEDxDayton to return to Victoria Theatre on Oct. 20, 2017

Sell-out event to return to Victoria Theatre on Oct. 20 – Call for Speakers & Theme Announced

Speaker applications now open to find 2017 lineup with auditions to take place in June

March 23, 2017 (Dayton, Ohio) — The fifth edition of TEDxDayton event will take place on Oct. 20 at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. This year’s theme is “Current.” TEDxDayton logo for event

TEDxDayton spreads ideas and perspectives to spark conversation and connections in the community. The event uses TED’s celebrated format of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning, inspiration, and wonder while also prompting conversations that matter.

To find this year’s presenters, organizers have issued a “Call for Speakers” on the TEDxDayton website, www.tedxdayton.com. Anyone with a big idea they want to share with the region is invited to apply for consideration. In addition to the application process, visitors may also nominate a person whom they believe should audition. TEDxDayton Stage 2014

This year, for the first time, TEDxDayton is accepting applications for performers to take part in TEDxDayton 2017. In years past, some of the most memorable highlights from TEDxDayton have been provided by performers. Classical pianist Steffin Johnson, poets Herbert Martin and Sierra Leone, the Stivers School for the Arts Jazz Orchestra, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and World Jump Ropers are just a few examples of artists and performers who have inspired and entertained TEDxDayton audiences.

“TEDxDayton audiences have high expectations. They demand thoughtful talks that open their minds to new concepts and ideas, as well as issues that impact our region. For our Fifth Anniversary signature event, we need our speakers and performers to take our audience through a mental discovery process, while honoring the technology, entertainment and design format that guides all TED talks,” said TEDxDayton Co-chair Diane Farrell.

Potential speakers should complete the speaker application on www.tedxdayton.com by April 21, 2017. The speaker’s committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on June 6, 7, and 10. Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxDayton 2017 speaker.

 

Media Contacts:

Craig Schrolucke, TEDxDayton marketing committee chair

info@tedxDayton.com

Cory Owen, TEDxDayton speakers committee Co-chair

Shaun Yu, TEDxDayton speakers committee Co-chair

 

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.)

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 Open Translation Project, 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.