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Theme: Forge On: Galvanizing Ideas For the Future

This event occurred on
May 19, 2011
5:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Birmingham, Alabama
United States

You will see the original plans for TEDxRedMountain below. The tornado that ravage our city and our sister community on April 27 changed everything. Our team decided that, even though we only had three weeks to do it, we would re-build our event with a complete focus on the impact of and recovery from this disaster. Our theme, Forge On, embodied the indomitable spirit of our community.


Bringing together some of Greater Birmingham's leading thinkers, doers, innovators, idea-generators, creators, developers, researchers, and connectors.

Creating a spark, that ignites a fire. To Advance. Grow. Act. Produce. Change. Inspire.

TEDxRedMountain: a presentation of locally grown ideas with a global impact. An opportunity to connect with proven and successful visionaries who have thought outside the box and propelled ideas into action.

The Avon Theatre
2829 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama, 35209
United States
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Organizing team


Birmingham, AL, United States
  • Jamie Sandford
  • Laura Meherg
    PR/Marketing Chair
  • Jeff Richardson
    Logistics/Audio/Visual Chair
  • Tracy Smith
    Day of Event Director
  • Suzan Brandt
    Web Media Chair
  • Gail Cosby
    Community Engagement Chair/PR Team
  • Jen Jackson
    Stage Manager/PR Team
  • Pam Cofer
    Sponsorship Chair
  • Andrew Turner
    Art Project
  • Amanda Blake
    Art Project
  • Jeremy Carter
    Day of Speaker Liason