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This event occurred on
September 25, 2010
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
United States

The theme of TEDxPhoenixville is Joy Ride and the organizing committee has invited individuals with diverse disciplines and backgrounds to speak during the engaging, day-long event. As a metaphor for life, the ride theme allows open interpretation to an interesting format of speakers and performers that include adventurers, inventors, virtuosos and entrepreneurs, A diverse collection of individuals whose common denominator is attacking their passion with joy.

United States
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WCU Laptop Ensemble

Defining a new genre of interactive computer music, the West Chester University Laptop Arts Ensemble brings together talented students from a variety of academic programs.

Emma Resmini

An accomplished flutist at just 10 years old, Emma has been called a

Paul Deegan

An adventurer, explorer, award-winning author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Paul is an ebullient speaker who has climbed many of the world

Christopher McDougall

Author of the New York Times Bestseller, Born to Run, Chris shares his conviction that the secret to happiness is right at your feet with sharp wit and wild exuberance.

Simon Hauger

Simon is a physics teacher and director of the West Philly Hybrid X Team that builds and races alternative fuel vehicles. The team includes students from an after school program of the Academy of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering based in West Philadelphia High School.

Benjamin Gulak

Ben is a twenty-one year old MIT student and inventor of the Uno, a one-wheeled, electric motorcycle, that is a marvel of technology and design.

Jennifer Levonian

Artist Jennifer Levonian creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life. Her work transforms things previously unnoticed into something bizarre, uncanny and wonderful.


Storyteller, poet, regular on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, co-host of Ironic, Iconic America on Bravo and the co-host of the TEDActive simulcast event in Palm Springs, California.

Organizing team

Van Vlandren

Phoenixville, PA, United States
  • LuAnn Roth
    Patron Services Manager at the Colonial Theatre and TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
  • Todd Palmer
    Creative Director of Virtual Farm Creative and TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
  • Jay Brown
    TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee
  • Tyler Donald
    TEDxPhoenixville Organizing Committee