TEDxIndianapolis Gets UnderwayPosted: Updated:
The state's largest TEDx event kicks off this morning in Indianapolis. The lineup will feature presentations from local and national presentations on subjects including unmanned flying technology, data use in college education and entrepreneurship. News Release
Originally Distributed October 2, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Seventeen speakers will take the stage for TEDxIndianapolis 2014 at Hilbert Circle Theatre to share their Big Ideas on how Indianapolis can "Get Outside IN."
Nine local speakers will be joined by educators, engineers, artists and activists from across the United States for a one-day event that will challenge assumptions and suggest innovative new approaches for technology and entrepreneurship, education, and art and design in our city. The order of speakers for October 21 is below. The event begins at 8 a.m.
Solving World Problems from a Bird's Eye View
Ernest Earon (Raleigh, NC)
President and co-founder, Precision Hawk
Public Art as Social Engagement
Ed Woodham (Brooklyn)
Founder & curator, Art in Odd Places
Imagery Beyond Imagination Made Easy
Ali Momeni (Pittsburgh)
Kinetic artist & engineer, professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Recycling the Human Spirit
Jenenne Whitfield (Detroit)
Executive director, The Heidelberg Project
Learning from Mandela
Allan Boesak (Indianapolis)
Author & theologian, first holder of the Desmond Tutu chair
Eight Dimensions of Wise Design That Could Change Everything
Juan (Kiko) Suarez (Indianapolis)
Vice president of communications & innovation, Lumina Foundation
A Data-Smart Playbook for College Student Success
Matthew Pellish (Washington D.C.)
Director of member education, Education Advisory Board
How to Transform Vacant Properties to Fertile Community Assets
Mansfield Frazier (Cleveland, OH)
Vintner & weekly radio journalist on The Daily Beast
Ray Burke (Bloomington, IN)
Director of Customer Interface Laboratory, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
How Digital Navigation Systems Will Create Universal Accessibility
Megan Lawrence (Portland, OR)
Founder & CEO, AccessGeo accessibility consulting firm
How Complex Systems will Save Us
Bud Caddell (Los Angeles)
Partner & digital strategist, Undercurrent
Don't Label Me: How Stickers Saved My Life
Holly Combs (Indianapolis)
Co-dreamer, Department of Public Words, & illiterate rabble rouser
"You Had Me at Hello... Hola... Bonjour!”
Neelay Bhatt (Indianapolis)
Consultant, connector & world traveler
Making the Invisible Visible
DeAmon Harges (Indianapolis)
Next Generation: The Key to Sustainable Healthcare?
Ukamaka Oruche (Indianapolis)
Assistant professor of psychiatric-mental health nursing, IUPUI
Why Should Boys Have All the Entrepreneurial Fun?
DeShong Perry-Smitherman and Ericka Gibson (Indianapolis)
Co-founders, A Girls Gift, Inc.
Local big thinkers Matt Hunckler, the founder and president of Verge, and Matthew Davis, educator and environmentalist, will emcee the event. More information about each speaker can be found at www.tedxindianapolis.com. TEDxIndianapolis also includes performances, swag, and audience participation.
Tickets for TEDxIndianapolis 2014 at Hilbert Circle Theatre are $79 ($89 with lunch) and can be purchased through www.tedxindianapolis.com/events. An Afterparty at The Hall, 202 N. Alabama, is included in the ticket price.
TEDxIndianapolis 2014 presenting sponsors are Big Car, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Heritage Group, International School of Indiana, Well Done Marketing, and Indiana Humanities. Other sponsors include the Efroymson Family Fund; a CICF Fund; Lilly Endowment, Inc.; Indy Mod Homes; Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; Hedges & Associates; Sparks; Gracie Communications; SmallBox; Sycamore School: and Kyle Communications.