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Phoenixville, United States
September 25th, 2010

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About this event

The theme of TEDxPhoenixville is Joy Ride and the organizing committee has invited individuals with diverse disciplines and backgrounds to speak during the engaging, day-long event. As a metaphor for life, the ride theme allows open interpretation to an interesting format of speakers and performers that include adventurers, inventors, virtuosos and entrepreneurs, A diverse collection of individuals whose common denominator is attacking their passion with joy.

Confirmed Speakers

  • WCU Laptop Ensemble
    Defining a new genre of interactive computer music, the West Chester University Laptop Arts Ensemble brings together talented students from a variety of academic programs.
  • Emma Resmini
    An accomplished flutist at just 10 years old, Emma has been called a
  • Paul Deegan
    An adventurer, explorer, award-winning author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Paul is an ebullient speaker who has climbed many of the world
  • Christopher McDougall
    Author of the New York Times Bestseller, Born to Run, Chris shares his conviction that the secret to happiness is right at your feet with sharp wit and wild exuberance.
  • Simon Hauger
    Simon is a physics teacher and director of the West Philly Hybrid X Team that builds and races alternative fuel vehicles. The team includes students from an after school program of the Academy of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering based in West Philadelphia High School.
  • Benjamin Gulak
    Ben is a twenty-one year old MIT student and inventor of the Uno, a one-wheeled, electric motorcycle, that is a marvel of technology and design.
  • Jennifer Levonian
    Artist Jennifer Levonian creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life. Her work transforms things previously unnoticed into something bizarre, uncanny and wonderful.
  • Rives
    Storyteller, poet, regular on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, co-host of Ironic, Iconic America on Bravo and the co-host of the TEDActive simulcast event in Palm Springs, California.

Venue and Details

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Organizer 91360

Kirsten Van Vlandren
Phoenixville, PA, United States

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LuAnn Roth
Patron Services Manager at the Colonial Theatre and TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
Todd Palmer
Creative Director of Virtual Farm Creative and TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
Jay Brown
TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
Tyler Donald
TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee