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Theme: Rediscover the Magic

Birmingham, AL, United States
March 1st, 2014

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About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Chris Hastings
    Chef/owner of the Hot and Hot Fish Club and James Beard Award winner
  • Gary Warner
    Computer forensics expert and co-founder of Malcovery Security
  • Glenny Brock
    Writer and volunteer coordinator for the Lyric Theatre restoration
  • Graham Boettcher
    PhD, Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Jan Mattingly
    Founder and Chief Education Officer at Dynamic Education Adventures
  • Jen Barnett
    Co-founder and CEO at Freshfully Market
  • Jim Cavale
    COO and partner at Iron Tribe Fitness
  • Jordan Reeves
    Program facilitator for TED-Ed
  • Larry Lawal
    Founder of medical research crowdfunding platform Healthfundit
  • Laura Kate Whitney
    Communications Strategist, Proud Birmingham Placemaker
  • Malik Kofi
    12 year old concert cellist and public speaker
  • Michele Forman
    Filmmaker and Director of Media Studies at UAB
  • Pat Hymel
    MD, Entrepreneur-physician, co-founder and CEO of MedSnap
  • Victoria Hollis
    Program manager at the Birmingham Education Foundation
  • Theresa Bruno
    Leading Birmingham patron of the arts

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Venue and Details

UAB's Alys Stephens Center
1200 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
United States
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Sarah Parcak
Birmingham, AL, United States

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Matthew Hamilton
Birmingham, AL, United States

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