TEDxBirmingham 2014 is a day-long mind spa that will feature 14 local speakers sharing ideas to help attendees “Rediscover the Magic” of Birmingham. There will also be several artistic performers featured on stage, as well as select TED talks shown.
The power of “Ideas Worth Spreading” will continue outside of the theater during numerous breaks, allowing ample opportunities for attendees to connect and converse. The venue will feature numerous hands-on activities to engage attendees’ minds, bodies, and spirits. The day will end with a reception featuring a tasting from Chris Hastings of the Hot and Hot Fish Club.
Attendees of TEDxBirmingham will represent a diverse cross-disciplinary mix of people, ranging from civic and business leaders to professionals, educators, technologists, artists, and more. Being a part of TEDxBirmingham is an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with this amazing cross section of people. In addition to the live program, a free livestream will be available on the TEDxBirmingham website for the duration of the event.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.
Chris HastingsChef/owner of the Hot and Hot Fish Club and James Beard Award winner
Gary WarnerComputer forensics expert and co-founder of Malcovery Security
Glenny BrockWriter and volunteer coordinator for the Lyric Theatre restoration
Graham BoettcherPhD, Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Jan MattinglyFounder and Chief Education Officer at Dynamic Education Adventures
Jen BarnettCo-founder and CEO at Freshfully Market
Jim CavaleCOO and partner at Iron Tribe Fitness
Jordan ReevesProgram facilitator for TED-Ed
Larry LawalFounder of medical research crowdfunding platform Healthfundit
Laura Kate WhitneyCommunications Strategist, Proud Birmingham Placemaker
Malik Kofi12 year old concert cellist and public speaker
Michele FormanFilmmaker and Director of Media Studies at UAB
Pat HymelMD, Entrepreneur-physician, co-founder and CEO of MedSnap
Victoria HollisProgram manager at the Birmingham Education Foundation
Theresa BrunoLeading Birmingham patron of the arts
Jessica GenryApplications & Ticketing
Rebecca DobrinskiVenue Planning
Dylan FernianyK-12 Relations
Bryn GardnerBranding & Marketing
Julie HollySpeaker Coach
Mike HollySpeaker Coach
Deborah BoswellSpeaker Coach
Lance PooleSpeaker Coach
Kathleen HamrickEvent Coordinator