TEDxMarionCorrectional has launched some powerful ideas into the world over the past three years. This june 22, 2014 it is set to launch even more with Refolding The Box? This event will also continue the conversations started at past events that brought together a multitude of perspectives and ideas worth spreading concerning the experience of incarceration, rehabilitation and reintegration. This unique venue, actually held inside Marion Correctional Institution, was the first TEDx event held inside an adult male prison. Even more, it was co-curated by 2 inmates and included many inmates taking the stage as well as incorporated as members of the audience.
The talks and performances will be followed by structured conversation in small groups. Also, informal conversation with other guests and speakers during supper will be possible. As a matter of fact, dialogue is the whole point of the event! TEDxMarionCorrectional hopes to shed light on the mystery of what happens behind the bars and fences of prisons with real stories and real answers.