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Theme: Rediscover the Magic

This event occurred on
March 1, 2014
10:00am - 5:30pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Birmingham, AL
United States

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.

UAB's Alys Stephens Center
1200 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

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

Organizing team


Birmingham, AL, United States


Birmingham, AL, United States
  • Jessica Genry
    Applications & Ticketing
  • Rebecca Dobrinski
    Venue Planning
  • Dylan Ferniany
    K-12 Relations
  • Tyler Crawford
  • Bryn Gardner
    Branding & Marketing
  • Julie Holly
    Speaker Coach
  • Mike Holly
    Speaker Coach
  • Deborah Boswell
    Speaker Coach
  • Lance Poole
    Speaker Coach
  • Kathleen Hamrick
    Event Coordinator