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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

Tickets for the event are just $30 and can be purchased on


Contact: John Farrell, TEDxDaytonSalon Committee Chair,

Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Committee Co-Chair,


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 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, 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.

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