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Theme: Shaping the Unseen

This event occurred on
April 26, 2014
9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Henrico, North Carolina
United States

What moves us, what shakes us, and what invites us to action is often a private journey that can lead to a very public reaction. That which others cannot see- our hopes, dreams, fears, ambition, trepidation, joy- remains ever present, moving us in a direction of our choosing.

The inaugural TEDxLizardCreek theme chooses to honor the imagery and workings of Lake Gaston. The composition of a lake bed significantly impacts the life that is able to thrive in that area. A lake’s depth and contour lines contribute to the characteristics of its currents. The ripples we notice on the surface of the water are results of that which we cannot always see. The 2014 TEDxLizardCreek “Shaping the Unseen” will look at the lake bed of our community and of ourselves, reflecting on the stories and ideas that have impacted and continue to shape us.

Lake Gaston Lions Den
139 Stanley Road
Henrico, North Carolina, 27842
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Barger Jeutter

owner of Solution Consulting – coaching for executives, life, leadership, teams

Gaurav Satija

economist, professional dancer

Holland Blumer & Simone Johnston .

Holland Blumer (Charlotte, NC)- teenage entrepreneur, President of Clothes for Change, founder Teenternships, co-founder of Girls for Tomorrow nonprofit Simone Johnston (Phoenix, AZ)- teenage entrepreneur, COO PurchaseMate, co-founder of Girls for Tomorrow nonprofit

John Campbell

Chairman of the Board, WasteZero; 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

John C. Mather

Astrophysicist, cosmologist and 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate

Kathleen Nadeau

Psychologist, Director of the Chesapeake ADHD Center, author

Logan Aldridge

one-armed competitive wakeboarder & CrossFit athlete, motivational speaker

Mike Williams

teacher & social studies department chair Warren New Tech HS

Patricia Tirrell

Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Certified Research Administrator

Peter Maeck

writer, photographer, speaker

Organizing team


  • Kathy Dikeman
  • Charla Duncan
    core committee member
  • Cheryl Sebrell
    production director
  • Don Henry
    event site coordinator
  • Leon Morris
    event site coordinator
  • Sarah Moseley
    core committee members
  • Beth Domingo
    core committee member