In keeping with its 2017 theme, “Grow,” TEDxEvansville moves 
October event to larger venue

EVANSVILLE, IND. – Now in its third year, TEDxEvansville, an event designed to share inspiring ideas, has selected a new, larger venue to accommodate the community’s growing interest and participation. Local volunteer organizers of TEDxEvansville have announced the Friday, October 27, 2017, event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the University of Southern Indiana’s Performance Center. All locally organized TEDx events have a theme to set the tone for the event. The theme of TEDxEvansville 2017 is “Grow.”

TEDxEvansville licensee, Zac Parsons, shared how the event’s organizers decided on “Grow” for this year’s theme. “We’re at a point in our society where cities and communities are either in a state of growth or in a state of decline. Fortunately, in Evansville, we have plenty of markers that show that this community is growing. But too few of our community members are aware of it,” he said. Parsons added, “That’s what makes the TED Talk format so powerful. It gives a stage to explore and share the best ideas that our community is engaged in – or should be. And this year, with our amazing new location at the Performance Center at USI, we are able to share that stage with a crowd of 300 in person, in addition to the thousand-plus who will stream it online.”

Individuals interested in applying to speak at TEDxEvansville may complete the form online at www.TEDxEvansville.com. The deadline for submitting speaker applications is May 21. The TEDxEvansville curatorial committee will review speaker applications and select presenters in July, following personal interviews and auditions.

The community may also access the website to view talks from past TEDxEvansville events and to learn more about other ways to get involved with TEDxEvansville, such as volunteering, sponsoring or attending the event. Ticket prices and online ticket sales will be announced this summer.

“We are delighted this year’s TEDxEvansville event will be held in the stunning Performance Center on USI’s campus,” said Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, USI president. “As these talks are devoted to spreading ideas, they work hand in hand with elements of our own University mission as an engaged learning community advancing education and knowledge.”

TEDxEvansville is organized by a volunteer group of Evansville-area community advocates, who are moved by the TED experience and committed to spotlighting bright minds and inspiring community members in the tristate who provoke meaningful conversations and change.

TEDxEvansville announces 2016 speaker lineup

Local speakers will come together under “Pause, Play, Fast-Forward” theme

EVANSVILLE, IND. – TEDxEvansville is pleased to announce its lineup of speakers for its 2016 event, “Pause, Play, Fast-Forward.” The nine speakers were selected for their thought-provoking ideas and ability to convey their ideas in a moving way. They will present their talks – each less than 18 minutes in length – at the 2016 TEDxEvansville event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Evansville Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater.

Confirmed speakers to date for the 2016 event include:

  • Basel Al Haj – Scholars for Syria
  • Joe Atkinson and James MacLeod – University of Evansville and WNIN
  • Roneshia Clark Evans – PhD student, Diversity Educator
  • Kay Corpus, M.D. – Owner/Director, Center for Integrative Medicine and The Yoga Loft
  • Brad Garnett – Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Erin Gibson – Student Publications Manager/Advisor, USI
  • Dr. Edith Hardcastle – Associate Professor of Biology, USI
  • Jarin Jaffee – Head of School, Evansville Day School
  • Tim Piazza – Online marketing consultant

TEDxEvansville received more than 60 written idea submissions from individuals interested in speaking at this year’s event. The TEDxEvansville curatorial team narrowed that list to about 20 individuals who were invited to audition in person, where they shared their ideas and discussed how they would deliver them in an impactful way.

“The responsibility of the curatorial team is to select speakers with fresh, poignant ideas that uphold the mission of TEDx, while at the same time providing the audience with a diverse range of topics,” said Jenn Schultheis, TEDxEvansville Curatorial Team Lead. “We were inspired by so many of the speaker applicants this year, making it difficult to narrow the group. Our 2016 Speakers definitely bring ‘ideas worth spreading’ to life.”

The team reviewing applications had no access to applicants’ names or where they work to ensure the focus remained on the ideas presented. The curatorial team ruled out any speaker seeking self-promotion or an opportunity to market their business or organization from the stage.

How to get tickets
TEDxEvansville will soon share information on how to get tickets online and tips for hosting a TEDx viewing party, where you can stream the event at your organization or gathering area. Those who want TEDxEvansville updates and happenings are encouraged to subscribe to emails from TEDxEvansville or follow TEDxEvansville on Facebook or Twitter.

TEDxEvansville is organized by a volunteer group of Evansville-area community advocates, who are excited to introduce the TED experience to the tristate area and spotlight bright minds and inspiring community members who provoke meaningful conversations and change.

TEDxEvansville 2015 videos now available online

Be re-inspired: Watch the TEDxEvansville 2015 talks – now available online
See how the 13 speakers were inspired by the event’s “renaissance” theme

EVANSVILLE, IND. – Did you miss TEDxEvansville 2015? Or simply want to experience it again? Watch all 13 talks from the Oct. 13, 2015, event – now available at www.TEDxEvansville.com and the TEDx YouTube Channel. See how the locally and regionally sourced speakers’ talks aligned with the event’s renaissance theme.

Steve Burger, Vice President of Radio & Digital, WNIN, Tri-State Public Media
Public media’s role in the renaissance

Rob Carroll, Principal, South Heights Elementary
What do Kevin Bacon, Alice in Wonderland, lying to kids and getting tattoos have to do with effective (school) leadership?

Jodi Duncan, Jodi Duncan Designs
FlowerPowered

Sean M. Georges, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and In-House Counsel, Shoe Carnival, Inc.
The essence of authentic leadership

T. Michael W. Halcomb, Conversational Koine Institute
Silent no more: Resurrecting dead languages

Robin Mallery, Community Volunteer, Registered Nurse, Health Educator
Chocolate mindfulness exercise

Lynn Miller Pease, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Evansville, Inc.
How a picture book, markers and paper transformed my city from miserable to magnetic

Matthew Rowe, Executive Director, Reitz Home Museum, Chairman, City of Evansville Historic Preservation Commission
In my neighborhood: A primer on architectural styles in Evansville’s historic district

Michael Strezewski, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern Indiana
The Mann Site: Indiana’s first capital

Dan Sullivan, Web designer, father of five
Uniformity, monotony and creativity

Charles Sutton, Librarian/Educator, Thinker/Tinkerer
Maker education: Empowering individuals to make a better world

Sean Wallace, Owner, Windows of Opportunity – Barbed Wire Art
Second chance

Scott Wylie, Esq., Director, Vanderburgh Community Foundation
Intentional inclusiveness in community renaissance

TEDxEvansville Announces Speaker Lineup and How to Get Tickets

Ideas will explore the topic of renaissance – rebirth, renewal and revival

EVANSVILLE, IND. – TEDxEvansville is pleased to announce its lineup of speakers for TEDxEvansville 2015, which is centered around the idea of renaissance – rebirth, revival and renewal. The 14 speakers were selected for their thought-provoking ideas and ability to convey their ideas in a moving way. They will present their talks – each less than 18 minutes in length. Tickets will soon go on sale for TEDxEvansville, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Evansville Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater.

Confirmed speakers for the 2015 event include:

Steve Burger
Vice President of Radio & Digital, WNIN, Tri-State Public Media
Public media’s role in the renaissance
Rob Carroll
Principal, South Heights Elementary
What do Kevin Bacon, Alice in Wonderland, lying to kids and getting tattoos have to do with effective (school) leadership?
Jodi Duncan
Jodi Duncan Designs
FlowerPowered
Sean M. Georges
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and In-House Counsel, Shoe Carnival, Inc.
Servant leadership is the essence of authentic leadership
T. Michael W. Halcomb
Conversational Koine Institute
Silent no more: Resurrecting dead languages
Robin Mallery
Community Volunteer, Registered Nurse, Health Educator
Chocolate mindfulness exercise
Lynn Miller Pease
Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Evansville, Inc.
How a picture book, markers and paper transformed my city from miserable to magnetic
Matthew Rowe
Executive Director, Reitz Home Museum, Chairman, City of Evansville HistoricPreservation Commission
In my neighborhood: A primer on architectural styles in Evansville’s historic district
Michael Strezewski
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern Indiana
The Mann Site: Indiana’s first capital
Dan Sullivan
Web designer, father of five
Uniformity, monotony and creativity
Charles Sutton
Librarian/Educator, Thinker/Tinkerer
Maker education: Empowering individuals to make a better world
Sean Wallace
Owner, Windows of Opportunity – Barbed Wire Art
Second chance
Scott Wylie, Esq.
Director, Vanderburgh Community Foundation
Intentional inclusiveness in community renaissance
N. Ryan Zaricki
Founder and President, Whole Sun Designs Inc.
Transitioning to a clean energy future

TEDxEvansville received more than 100 written idea submissions from individuals interested in speaking at this year’s event. The TEDxEvansville curatorial team narrowed that list to about 30 individuals who were invited to audition in person, where they shared their ideas and discussed how they would deliver them in an impactful way.

Jenn Schultheis, TEDxEvansville Curatorial Team Lead, said, “Every application was based solely on the idea’s authenticity, relevance to the renaissance theme and originality as well as potential for community impact – not on who submitted it.”

The team reviewing applications had no access to applicants’ names or where they work to ensure the focus remained on the ideas presented. The curatorial team ruled out any speaker seeking self-promotion or an opportunity to market their business or organization from the stage.

How to get tickets

TEDxEvansville organizers will sell tickets in person at the Saturday, Sept. 12, Franklin Street Bazaar, located on the lawn of the West Library, 2000 W. Franklin St. Ticket sales will begin at 9a.m., an hour after the Bazaar opens. The 65 available tickets priced at $65 each are expected to sell quickly. Tickets will be sold one per person.

Viewing parties

Organizations and individuals interested in hosting a livestream TEDxEvansville viewing party for friends, colleagues and the community, may learn more on the TEDxEvansville website.

Stay up-to-date on TEDxEvansville

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TEDxEvansville tickets go on sale Saturday, September 12

EVANSVILLE, IND. – Tickets go on sale this weekend for Evansville’s first TEDx event, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Evansville Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater. Fourteen speakers have been selected to give short, powerful talks centered around the TEDxEvansville theme of renaissance – rebirth, revival and renewal.

WHAT:

TEDxEvansville organizers will sell tickets in person at this weekend’s Franklin Street Bazaar. There are 65 available tickets priced at $65 each. Tickets will be sold one per person. Those who line up for tickets Saturday but don’t snag one of the 65 seats inside the Immersive Theater may still have an opportunity to experience TEDxEvansville close to the action and will be eligible to receive a ticket to a TEDxEvansville viewing party scheduled near the main event.

Organizers will also be available to answer questions on hosting a TEDxEvansville viewing party and other details about the event.

WHEN:

9 a.m. – Ticket sales begin an hour after the Bazaar opens.
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

WHERE:

Franklin Street Bazaar
Lawn of the West Library
2000 W. Franklin St., Evansville

DETAILS:

Community members who want TEDxEvansville updates and happenings are encouraged to subscribe to emails from TEDxEvansville or follow TEDxEvansville on Facebook and Twitter.

TEDxEvansville is organized by a volunteer group of Evansville-area community advocates, who are excited to introduce the TED experience to the tristate area and spotlight bright minds and inspiring community members who provoke meaningful conversations and change.

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