x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Connecting Creative Communities

This event occurred on
September 13, 2014
8:30am - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Manchester Center, Vermont
United States

On Saturday, September 13th, TEDxBattenkill, an independently organized TED event featured action-inspiring live talks by thought leaders and innovators, a locavore lunch and networking reception where guests, organizers, volunteers and speakers discussed, debated and celebrated the talks.

Organizers of TEDxBattenkill, Michael Ellenbogen from Eons Creative and Kate Pace from Route 7 Social, presented seven “talks” from a field of entries and nominations. Speakers include Emmy Award-winning Photographer/Anthropologist Joshua Cogan, Pro Speaker/Communiations Expert Ann Zuccardy, and Vermontrepreneur/Game Theorist Marguerite Dibble. Artist/Educator Dana Walrath will also take the stage, along with Many Kitchens Founder Valentina Rice, Clipperton Project Director Jon Bonfiglio, and Entrepreneur Joy Slusarek.

All ticket-holders enjoyed the first annual LOCAL CHEF LOCAVORE POTLUCK LUNCH, celebrating Southern Vermont’s Award Winning, Artisanal Food Community. Local and regional chefs, restaurants and artisanal food producers partnered with TEDxBattenkill to offer everyone a Vermont cheese reception and a delicious lunch. Some chefs were on site to personally share their food.

TEDxBattenkill, presented by Global-Z International, is a community event organized around a common goal of enriching community with culture, creativity, and inspiring potential along the Battenkill.

Maple Street School
322 Maple Street
Manchester Center, Vermont, 05255
United States
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Organizing team

Michael D

Manchester Center, VT, United States