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TEDxYouth@Dayton Announce Date of Event and Speakers for Fourth Event

January 16, 2019 (DAYTON, Ohio) — Organizers of TEDxYouth@Dayton (TXYD) have announced that registration for its 4th annual event will be available on January 16th. The event, themed “Formulate,” is scheduled to take place on March 1, 2019 at the Dayton Masonic Center.

“Our partnership with Wright State University was essential to being able to kick off our past 3 events. However, in an effort to make the event more accessible to all of Dayton’s youth, the committee decided to look for a venue more centrally located,” said TXYD chairperson, Rachel Graves, “It’s been great working with the Dayton Masonic Center, and we look forward to another successful collaboration.”

Speakers and performers, 14-19 years old, have been selected through an application and audition process. The TEDxYouth committee sought out unique stories and a diverse range of topics. Speakers for the 2019 event include:

  1. Anna Baugham, Wright State University
  2. Sabrina D’Alesandro, Wright State University
  3. Alex Le, Beavercreek High School
  4. Liberty Endres, The Miami Valley School
  5. Samantha Moore, Miami East High School
  6. Khidirah Jones, Meadowdale High School
  7. Hayden Bullock, Bellbrook High School
  8. Aadesh Chordia, Centerville High School
  9. Emilee Weir, The Dayton Regional STEM School
  10. Sammy Caruso, Oakwood High School
  11. Payton Hunt, Carroll High School

The committee is now looking for youth volunteers to help with audience engagement, stagecraft and social media. Applications for volunteers are available at Registration for attendees will be available on January 15th at

TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Visit and follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Learn more about TEDxYouth@Dayton on the youth page at and follow TXYD on the TEDxYouth Facebook and Twitter for updates.



  • Rachel Graves, TEDxYouth@Dayton co-chair,
  • Chris Long, TEDxYouth@Dayton co-chair,
  • Jane Black, TEDxYouth@Dayton marketing committee chair,


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