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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN AND
TEN YEARS OF IDEAS WORTH SPREADING
Patterned after the hugely popular global TED conference, TEDxGreenville, the first TEDx event in South Carolina launched in 2010, continues to continue momentum year after year by spreading ideas during its always sold-out conference.
Over the last ten years, TEDxGreenville has presented almost 60 events featuring over 250 speakers, over 10,000 attendees, with almost 6 million views of the talks on the YouTube channel.
“TEDxGreenville is a catalyst for the most progressive, most innovative, and most mind-expanding ideas possible, presented in one short day in Greenville. We want to be a vehicle in creating healthy, important conversation in Greenville.” stated Russell Stall, TEDxGreenville License Holder and Organizer. “The atmosphere is designed to be inspirational, fun, and thought-provoking, and our goal is that, by the end of the day, our audience is inspired, enlightened, energized… and emotionally and intellectually exhausted.”
The theme for 2019 is UNKNXWN. According to Nixon, “In celebrating our tenth year, X is the Roman numeral for 'Unknown.' In looking at the unknowns in Greenville, we will build a deeper knowledge of things we currently do not know. It is kind of a mind-blowing exercise.”
At the heart of TEDxGreenville are the 16 presenters: a diverse group that includes business innovators, community activists, scientists, academics, performers, and community change agents. Each of the presenters are chosen based on their potential to spur change and to create a shift in thinking and in knowning the unknown in the Upstate.
“We had over 275 people nominated to speak this year, so the selection process was especially challenging, We were able to curate the most diverse, engaging, and thought-provoking program in our history,” according to this year’s program curator Julian Nixon.
To encourage participation from a broader audience, reduced priced tickets will be available to people to attend and watch the LiveStream broadcast from TEDx viewing rooms at ONE Greenville. While attendees be in the main theatre hall, they can view the talks and participate in all the interactive activities and enjoy the energy of the day, which is some of the most significant part of the experience.
Tickets are on sale now. Purchase at www.tedxgreenville2019.eventbrite.com.