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Theme: Right Here, Right Now

This event occurred on
November 18, 2010
9:00am - 6:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
United States

TEDxPhilly is an opportunity to celebrate what is happening right here, right now in Philadelphia and beyond.

This daylong event will investigate the theme of right here, right now through multiple lenses and in textured ways. It is within local and personal spaces that larger political, cultural, and economic decisions are negotiated. The TEDx platform provides a space for Philadelphia-connected speakers and audience members to address some of the most pressing issues of today, and examine how those issues shape and are shaped by our sense of 'here' and 'now'.

Our goal is to showcase practitioners, makers, dreamers and thinkers who are contemporary and thought provoking; who are pushing the boundaries of their own disciplines; and who are working towards a more purposeful, socially responsible future. The event is multi-disciplinary by nature and the speakers echo the diverse perspectives present in our city.

We are calling all change-agents to attend. TEDxPhilly is also a framework where Philadelphians will converge to share ideas that matter, and hopefully, turn those ideas into actionable outcomes after the event. The audience is as important as the presenters and will reflect the many passionate, motivated, and hard-working individuals who are part of the broader community of Philadelphia.

Are you ready to be inspired?

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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Author & Poet

Jay Coen Gilbert

Co-Founder, B Lab

Nic Esposito

Sustainable Practices Activist

Billie Faircloth

Research Director, KieranTimberlake

Tanya Hamilton

Writer/Director, Night Catches Us

Simon Hauger

West Philly Hybrid X Team

Chris Lehmann

Founding Principal, Science Leadership Academy

Evan Malone

Founder, NextFab Studio

Robert J. Moore

Co-founder and CEO, RJMetrics

Iyad Obeid

Director, Neural Instrumentation Laboratory, Temple University

Stephen Powers

A Love Letter for You

Ursula Rucker

Poet & Performance Artist

Michael Solomonov

Chef & Co-owner, Zahav

Zoe Strauss

Executive Director, Philadelphia Public Art Project

Stanford Thompson

Director, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Tune Up Philly

Dallas Vietty

The Musette Project

Organizing team


Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Emily McManus
    TED Advisor
  • Liana Dragoman
    Core Team
  • Reed Lauber
    Core Team
  • David Clayton
    Core Team
  • Ian Cross
    Core Team
  • Michael Highland
    Core Team
  • Abby Fretz
    Core Team
  • Annie Heckenberger
    Core Team
  • Kelani Nichole
    Core Team