TEDxEvansville Announces Speaker Lineup and How to Get Tickets

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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
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.

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