On Saturday, September 13th, TEDxBattenkill, an independently organized TED event featured action-inspiring live talks by thought leaders and innovators, a locavore lunch and networking reception where guests, organizers, volunteers and speakers discussed, debated and celebrated the talks.
Organizers of TEDxBattenkill, Michael Ellenbogen from Eons Creative and Kate Pace from Route 7 Social, presented seven “talks” from a field of entries and nominations. Speakers include Emmy Award-winning Photographer/Anthropologist Joshua Cogan, Pro Speaker/Communiations Expert Ann Zuccardy, and Vermontrepreneur/Game Theorist Marguerite Dibble. Artist/Educator Dana Walrath will also take the stage, along with Many Kitchens Founder Valentina Rice, Clipperton Project Director Jon Bonfiglio, and Entrepreneur Joy Slusarek.
All ticket-holders enjoyed the first annual LOCAL CHEF LOCAVORE POTLUCK LUNCH, celebrating Southern Vermont’s Award Winning, Artisanal Food Community. Local and regional chefs, restaurants and artisanal food producers partnered with TEDxBattenkill to offer everyone a Vermont cheese reception and a delicious lunch. Some chefs were on site to personally share their food.
TEDxBattenkill, presented by Global-Z International, is a community event organized around a common goal of enriching community with culture, creativity, and inspiring potential along the Battenkill.