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Theme: Exploring the meaning of human potential

This event occurred on
November 16, 2011
7:00pm - 11:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

What does it mean to pursue “human potential?” Of course, there’s no one right answer – and even trying to find just one answer completely defeats the point of asking the question at all in the first place. However, one thing is for certain – reaching your potential is impossible unless you’re inquiring freely about its definition and sharing those thoughts with others. That’s why we’ve assembled some of our region’s finest authors, professors & educators, college students, social innovators, visionaries, healers, executives, startup entrepreneurs, and nonprofit founders to share with us their stories, questions, ideas, and keen insights on how all of us can thrive at every level (regardless of where we find ourselves in life). We hope you’ll be able to join us, in the spirit of TED, for this exploration of "ideas worth spreading."

The evening will be kicked off by Knoxvillian and TEDx celebrity Birke Baehr who (at 11-years old) presented a presentation titled “What’s Wrong With Our Food System” at TEDxAsheville last year. It is now the second most watched TEDx video online in the world.

Please visit our website for our speaker lineup and descriptions at!

The Square Room
4 Market Square
6545 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902
United States
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Organizing team


  • Alex Lavidge
  • Patrick Hunt
    Web Marketing
  • Gavin Baker
  • Rachel Bodenbender
    Set Design Co-Director / Social Media Director
  • Roman Karpynec
    Video Production (Knox Ivi)
  • Molly Davis
    Set Design Co-Director
  • Lindsay Hummel
    UTK Liaison / Student Outreach
  • Jen McClurg Roth
    Logistics Director / Speaking Coach