TEDxEvansville Announces Speaker Lineup and How to Get TicketsView all news
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
- Rob Carroll
Principal, South Heights Elementary
- Jodi Duncan
Jodi Duncan Designs
- Sean M. Georges
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and In-House Counsel, Shoe Carnival, Inc.
- T. Michael W. Halcomb
Conversational Koine Institute
- Robin Mallery
Community Volunteer, Registered Nurse, Health Educator
- Lynn Miller Pease
Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Evansville, Inc.
- Matthew Rowe
Executive Director, Reitz Home Museum, Chairman, City of Evansville HistoricPreservation Commission
- Michael Strezewski
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern Indiana
- Dan Sullivan
Web designer, father of five
- Charles Sutton
- Sean Wallace
Owner, Windows of Opportunity – Barbed Wire Art
- Scott Wylie, Esq.
Director, Vanderburgh Community Foundation
- N. Ryan Zaricki
Founder and President, Whole Sun Designs Inc.
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.
Organizations and individuals interested in hosting a livestream TEDxEvansville viewing party for friends, colleagues and the community, may learn more on the TEDxEvansville website.