TEDxDayton tickets available


Staff report



DAYTON — Organizers of TEDxDayton have announced that tickets are on sale for the third TEDxDayton event scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 16, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton.

Tickets to the inaugural TEDxDayton and last year’s event sold out. Based on interest and feedback from attendees, organizers expect tickets to this year’s event to sell-out quickly again.

“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-chairwoman. “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 Oct. 16.”

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, www.TEDxDayton.com. Application answers will be incorporated into the event to make it an even more personalized experience.

The line-up of TEDxDayton 2015 speakers and entertainers 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.

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 means independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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, British Columbia; 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 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.

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This article was submitted by TEDxDayton.

This article was submitted by TEDxDayton.