Organizers of TEDxDayton have announced that tickets are on sale today for the event scheduled to take place from 9am to 4pm Friday, Oct. 14, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. Patrons should visit the Victoria Theatre Association’s official ticketing agent, www.ticketcenterstage.com for prices and purchase. Following three consecutive sell-out events, the theme chosen to challenge featured speakers and the audience in the program’s fourth year is “SEARCH.”
There will be a few changes to this year’s event. First, to reduce impact on attendees and volunteers, tickets will be available immediately rather than only offering on-site registration the day of the event. “This year, in order to expedite the registration process, tickets will be mailed or sent electronically once registered,” said TEDxDayton co-chair Diane Farrell. “We want guests to be engaged the minute they walk in the door, and this will help people feel more relaxed as they enter the theater.”
Another new element allows registering groups up to five people. Businesses and organizations wishing to register greater amounts should contact the Victoria Theatre Association’s group sales office.
Additionally, speaker auditions have concluded; the lineup will be announced at the end of the summer. “We are extremely proud of the lineup of speakers this year, as well as the expansion of the TEDxDayton experience into the community,” said Ron Rollins, TEDxDayton co-chair. “We are grateful for all of the hard work and thought the committee has put into this and can’t wait to experience TEDxDayton on October 14.”
TEDxDayton will have a student ticket, general admission ticket and a patron ticket; proceeds will cover the costs of the signature event and other TEDx programs like TEDxYouth@Dayton and TEDxDaytonWomen. To learn more about ticket prices and applying to attend, visit the TEDxDayton website.
TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Visit www.tedxdayton.com or the TEDxDayton Twitter and Facebook accounts for the most up-to-date details on the 2016 event. Videos of talks from the 2013–15 TEDxDayton events can be viewed on the website, as well.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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, Nandan Nilekani, 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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