TEDxPeachtree, Georgia's largest community TEDx event, announced today that its 2017 flagship conference will be held on Oct. 6, 2017 and is returning to the Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta. From the future of energy to promising medical advances to explorations of the deceptively mundane, more than 15 thinkers and doers will go beyond the headlines to share ideas around the theme: Beneath the Surface.
With sold-out attendance seven of its eight years in existence, TEDxPeachtree is recognized for high caliber speakers and a global reach. Three TEDxPeachtree talks have been featured on TED.com, garnering more than 3 million views to date. TEDxPeachtree speakers on the TEDx Global YouTube channel command 1.5 million views and counting.
The 2017 speaker slate will be announced in July and a limited quantity of early bird group tickets is now on sale at http://TEDxPeachtree17.eventbrite.com. Rates increase once speakers are announced.
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta
Early Bird Group Ticket Rates:
$95 - $98/ticket
The conference is made possible by an all-volunteer team and corporate partners who share TEDx values of curiosity, diversity of thought, love for innovation, and, of course, spreading ideas worth sharing. For details about becoming a partner, please visit http://tedxpeachtree.com/sponsor-tedxpeachtree/
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 = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxPeachtree, a 501(c)3 organization, is on a mission to amplify local ideas globally and globally ideas locally to propel communities to action. It seeks to fulfill this mission through the annual TED-like flagship conference and a series of intimate discussion events throughout the year. To date, three TEDxPeachtree speakers have been featured on TED.com. TEDxPeachtree is an all-volunteer initiative fueled by the resourcefulness of the planning team, ticket sales, and donations of in-kind services and cash from corporations and individuals. For more information, visit www.tedxpeachtree.com.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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