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This event occurred on
April 28, 2015
12:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Atlanta, GA
United States

What’s a bold move and why does it matter? It’s a challenge to go where you’ve never gone before. It’s the sounding of a wake-up call that draws attention to a situation or shows a different way forward. Without them it becomes ever more difficult to initiate much needed change in our lives and communities.

With TEDxAtlanta 2015 we’ll explore bold moves from individuals and organizations who are providing ideas and platforms that shift our thinking and calls to actions in impactful ways—through their courage, conviction and commitment.

Ferst Center for the Arts
349 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
United States
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Doug Hooker

Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

Lee Thomas

Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office

Susanna Spiccia

Executive Director, Re:Imagine ATL

Amanda Rhein

Sr. Director, Transit Oriented Development, MARTA

Jonathan Rapping

President & Founder, Gideon's Promise

Dr. Gregory Burns

Professor of Neuroeconomics, Director of the Center for Neuropolicy, Emory University

John Foreman

Chief Data Scientist, MailChimp

Sheri Davis-Faulkner

Westside Communities Alliance

DeShawn Jenkins

Managing Director, Global Nexus Initiative

Hank Kilbanoff

The Civil Rights Cold Case Project

Jasmine Burton

SafiChoo -- GT Inventure 2014 Winner

Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. “There is not a band harder to describe or easier to enjoy than Moon Hooch. For any one opening, especially for an established band, possessing a live show with an instant appeal is key. Moon Hooch is energetic, joyful, relentless and, best of all, original. Whether they were playing Bonnaroo or Lincoln Center, Moon Hooch would blow the crowd away. Their powers of persuasion seem to be boundless.” – John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants

Organizing team


Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Kevin Salwen
    Steering Group
  • Adam Harrell
    Steering Group
  • Barbara Griffin
    Steering Group
  • Jenn Graham
    Steering Group/Speaker Liaison
  • David Kennerly
    Steering Group/Production Director
  • Mardy Beeson
    Production Lead
  • Jacqueline Jones Royster
    Steering Group
  • Govantez Lowndes
    Steering Group/Executive Producer
  • Matt Goeke
  • Dawn Gahan