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This event occurred on
January 16, 2012
9:00am - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Irmo, SC
United States

TEDxColumbiaSC is focused on things in the Midlands that have the power to change our view of ourselves, our community, and our role in the world. Theme: Changing the Midlands, Opening our Minds

Midlands Technical College Harbison Theatre
7300 College Street
Irmo, SC, 29063
United States
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Jay Bender

Jay Bender is a local attorney and professor at the University of South Carolina. Jay has been a tireless advocate for First Amendment rights and has played a leading role in expanding SC's Freedom of Information Act.

Anna Bigham

Anna Bigham is the founder and executive director of Hidden Wounds, a non-profit organization that provides interim and emergency counseling services to ensure the psychological health and well-being of combat veterans and their families

Teresa Coles

Teresa Coles is a partner at Riggs Partners -- a creative marketing brand consultancy -- and co-founder of CreateAthon, a 24 hour creative marathon that provides pro bono marketing services to non-profits nationwide.

Julius Fridricksson

Julius Fridricksson is the director of the Aphasia Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, where he seeks to clarify the relationship between brain damage and speech/language impediments. His work has led to significant breakthroughs in helping stroke victims regain their ability to speak.

Stuart Hamilton

Dr. Stuart Hamilton is the founder of the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, established to provide comprehensive, high quality, compassionate medical care in the spirit of the Good Samaritan. With minimal financial support, he has provided medical care for one-third of the poor in Lexington and Richland Counties in South Carolina.

Bedrua Jazic

Bedrua Jazic is the Director of Refugee Resettlement Services for Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas, one of only 10 national US voluntary resettlement agencies.

Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson is the executive director of SC Equality, the state's leading Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) advocacy organization.

Eric McClam

Eric McClam is the co-founder and manager of City Roots, an urban farm focused on sustainable farming methods and supporting the local community.

Cheri Brown Thompson

Cheri Brown Thompson is the founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.

John Zubizarreta

Dr. John Zubizarreta is a professor of English and director of Honors and Faculty Development at Columbia College. In 2010, he was name US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.

Organizing team


Columbia, SC, United States
  • Debi Schadel
  • Katie Fox
  • John Wilkinson