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Theme: The Middle ...Compromising Positions!

This event occurred on
October 12, 2019
Middleburg, Virginia
United States

Many times in life we are faced with those beliefs, systems, people,events, and circumstances that pull us in opposing directions! What is the price we pay for the decision or indecision? What is the sacrifice? Family? Health? Fame? Fortune? Love? Pursuit of Excellence? Join us as the TEDx messengers share their ideas, experiences, and solutions that lead to action.

The Sheila Johnson Performing Arts Center
130 S Madison St
Middleburg, Virginia, 20117
United States
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Andrew Shin

Internetpreneur/Entrepreneur/Social Media Guru/ Data Analytics Expert
At the tender age of 14, Andrew founded Triple G, LLC., a media company with an audience of over 6,500,000 followers on Instagram. Andrew was able to convert and monetize his followers for $400,000 in profit in his first year. Triple G, LLC. was later acquired in early 2017 by SocialCoaster. His apps have trended in the App Store as well as been ranked as a "Top 100 Gaming App" for consecutive weeks. After his firm was acquired by SocialCoaster fhe continued starting in a business development role. He ended his tenure at SocialCoaster as Head of M&A. After SocialCoaster, Andrew founded another company, Off-Suit Media, a marketing company with the connections, communications, and pricing for an audience of over 600 million followers on Instagram. Though young, Andrew is a highly motivated entrepreneur who is proving it daily to the world as an honor’s college dropout and support of his close family.

Dea Irby

REALTOR©, Community Leader, Author ,Chef, Matriarch,Adventurer, Social Responsibility Connector, Change Agent
Dea Irby is a REALTOR© , chef, matriarch, community leader and a published author --- Dea published a cookbook: "A Dollop and A Pinch: Recipes and Stories from The Baron York," Dea has also utilized dinners and tea events as tools to solve problems and chronicle great events in history (e.g., The Titanic last supper). She is also a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

Dr. Crystal Icenhour

Dr. Crystal Icenhour's professional goal is to bridge the translational gap between the two worlds of business and science. Leadership, innovation, and commercialization are her passion. She trained as a medical researcher in infectious disease with a focus in fungal disease. Upon completing her training at Mayo Clinic and Duke University Medical Center, she co-founded her first company which focused on intestinal parasite and fungal diagnostics. She is committed to improving patient health through better infectious disease testing. Dr. Icenhour is the founding CEO of Aperiomics, a precision infection testing company at the intersection of high tech and biotech. Aperiomics is the first and only company identifying every known bacteria, DNA virus, parasite, and fungus in one test. This technology is transforming infectious disease diagnostics and saving lives. Discover the Unknown.

Hunt Lyman

Teacher, Educator, Linguist, Language Specialist
Hunt Lyman is in his 36th year of teaching English in Virginia independent schools. Hunt graduated from Yale Phi Beta Kappa in 1983, and he earned a Master’s Degree from Wesleyan in 1992 and Ph.D from the University of Virginia in 2004. He has chaired high school English departments, taught Advanced Placement courses, graded AP exams, taught at the University of Virginia, directed the Central Virginia Writing Project, written frequently for publication, and presented at schools across the country. Hunt has been active in the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, serving on the faculty of the New Teacher Institute and leading Accreditation teams. Hunt’s particular interest is introducing his students to the miracle of language. In addition to his role as Academic Dean and middle school English teacher at The Hill School, Hunt teaches a linguistics course to 4th graders.

Ken Harvey

Entrepreneur/Author/Former NFL Linebacker/Redskin Hall of Famer/Technologist
Ken is currently a Marketing Associate at Fellows Financial Group, LLC. In addition, he is a speaker and author of several books including a children’s book integrated with virtual augmented reality. Recently he established a annual football experience for Congress. Harvey played professional football in the National Football League as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1998. He played collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (twelfth overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft. Harvey was a four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1994 to 1997.

Larry "Poncho" Brown

Artist, Artpreneur, Activist
Larry “Poncho” Brown, is a native of Baltimore, MD. He started his first business at the age of 17 as a sign-writer and he has been a full time artist ever since. Poncho received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. His art is featured in the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History book entitled “Wrapped In Pride” and “Connecting People With Art”. His original works are in the corporate and institutional collections of Coppin State University, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the District of Columbia Superior Courts, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Howard University Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health Park Avenue Medical Center. His earlier works were predominately airbrush illustrations. He evolved from a graffiti artist in his earlier years, to a classically trained sign painter and graphic artist.

Organizing team

C. Nick

Leesburg, VA, United States