Tickets include speaker series from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, complimentary breakfast, lunch and after party at the Jefferson Theater!
On Friday, November 15th 2013, TEDxCharlottesville will host its first TEDx event, “The Difference That Makes a Difference” at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. “The Difference That Makes a Difference” is the first-ever standard TEDx event in Charlottesville, Virginia and will be presented by The Paramount Theater and Starr Hill Presents.
TEDxCharlottesville ticket admittance price is $88.00 and includes access to all speakers and experiences, a continental breakfast, complimentary lunch, and a post-event party at the Jefferson Theater (see full scehdule below). To make the event as accessible as possible, the TEDxCharlottesville team has allotted 250 tickets for scholastic and community use.
To date, sponsors for TEDxCharlottesville include Quantitative Investment Management, Siochain Foundation, SolutionsPlace, WINA, Hyatt Place, The Jefferson Theater, Redlight Management. Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC),CVILLE Weekly, CharlottesvilleTOMORROW, Albemarle Magazine, Mudhouse Coffee, Omni Hotel, Harvest Shelter Institute, Washington Airport Task Force, WorldStrides, Ragged Mountain Running Shop, and Heart Beat and Company. Contact Jackie@tedxcharlottesville.com to inquire about sponsorship Opportunities.
The speakers and performers are as follows in alphabetical order. For detailed biographies visit the TEDxCharlottesville speaker page:
Hawa Ahmed – Student
Dawn Averitt – Founder of The Well Project, a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS
Tony Beasley – Director of “ALMA” (Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array)
Ralph Cohen – Co-Founder of American Shakespeare Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. – Focused Ultrasound Surgery, using focused ultrasound for the
treatment of movement disorders such as Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s disease.
R. Edward Freeman – University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration at
the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, prolific educator, consultant and speaker,
best known for his work on the topics of Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman – American board-certified family physician that specializes in nutrition based
treatments for obesity and chronic disease.
Dr. Leslie Gordon, M.D. – Progeria Researcher, discovered the gene defect in Progeria.
John Hunter – World Peace Teacher, musician, teacher, filmmaker and game designer, John
Hunter has dedicated his life to helping children realize their full potential.
John Kluge – Co-Founder, Toilet Hackers.
Zoë Romano – Runner, Zoë Goes Running, Zoë is attempting to be the first person to run the
Tour de France (and do it in 64 days).
Vusi Mahlasela – Musician
Matt Mason – BitTorrent, Author of The Pirate’s Dilemma.
Darius Nabors – Teacher
Edwin Roa – Choreographer, Founder of Zabor Dance, Teaching confidence, social
acceptance, and lessons of life through the art of dance.
Denise Stewart – Playwright / Actor
Laura Thomas – Director of the Charlottesville High School Orchestra.
Chandler Van Voorhis – Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants,
grows, and sells permanent forests.
Licensed by the people who host the renowned TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference annually in Long Beach, California, the TEDxCharlottesville events are independently organized but follow the same format of lightning-fast talks on a central theme paired with compelling visuals. TEDx events are held around the world, many of them live streamed, addressing a wide range of topics related to science and culture.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND WELCOME
SESSION 1 – 9:00am
Dr. Leslie Gordon, MD, PhD
SESSION 2 – 10:45am
Chandler Van Voorhis
LUNCH – Located at MAIN STREET ARENA
SESSION 3 – 1:20pm
SESSION 4 – 3:45pm
Jeffrey Elias, MD
AFTERPARTY – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jackie Knight, Ann Kingston & Katherine Davis
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