x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Giant Steps

This event occurred on
September 27, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Allentown, PA
United States

Eight Lehigh Valley residents have ideas that they think can change the world. And they’re going to deliver their powerful and compelling concepts at the second annual TEDx Lehigh River event, Sept. 27, 2014, 1 p.m., at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. The theme of "Giant Steps" reflects both the renewal that is taking place in downtown Allentown and the power of individual ideas.

A community-based volunteer initiative, TEDx Lehigh River is an independently organized TED event that brings together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. The first TEDx Lehigh River was held in April 2013 with the Allentown Symphony Association, Lehigh University, and PBS39 as the founding partners.

TEDx Lehigh River is modeled after hundreds of other TEDx events worldwide.

A limited number of free tickets will be available to watch the presentations live. Interested individuals must submit their request to attend along with an explanation of why they want to be part of the TEDx Lehigh River experience. A subcommittee of TEDx Lehigh River will curate the submissions and identify audience members most likely to share the presenters’ passion for original, breakthrough ideas.

Ticket requests are due by September 12; selected attendees will be notified by e-mail by September 17. Because of the limited number of tickets, each interested attendee must submit his or her own request.

Miller Symphony Hall
23 N 6th Street
Allentown, PA, 18101
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Kevin Bahler

"How to Introduce Yourself" - How you introduce yourself is usually the weakest explanation of who you really are.

Rick Boulay, M.D.

"Cancerism: Confronting the Biases We Share" - Our precious time and heartfelt hopes should not be abandoned easily.

Robert M. Gordon

"The Power of the Apology" - There are three parts of a meaningful, heartfelt apology--and most people don't get more than one right.

Zach Gray

"Giving and Receiving Help is about More than Just Help" - Thirty days of helping others led to a revolution.

Tim Lytle

"Don't be Good at What You Do; Do What You are Good at" - In a future filled with automated buildings, self-driving cars, and computers in every device - what will be left for humans to do?

Rebecca Einstein Schorr

"How I got 75 Rabbis to Shave Their Heads" - ...and what happened because they did.

Bryan Tuk

"Of Two Minds" - A dynamic personality can lead to enhanced personal satisfaction in a world of labels and judgments.

Katy C. Worrilow

"Noissap" - From disappointment and devastation comes great things.

Organizing team


Bethlehem, PA, United States
  • Christine Bauder
    Allentown Symphony Association
  • Destinee Deely
    Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • John Dodds
    Air Products and Chemicals
  • Michael Drabenstott
  • Sheila Evans
    Allentown Symphony Association
  • Tim Fallon
  • Lisa Getzler-Linn
    Baker Institute, Lehigh University
  • Jessie Heimann
  • Carolyn Katwan
    Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
  • Linda Kempf
  • Jon Lunger
  • Wagner Previato
  • Megan Yost