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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


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 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, 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.

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Contact: Jessica Reinsmoen, TEDxDayton Marketing Chair,