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Theme: Connected

This event occurred on
April 15, 2023
Richmond, Virginia
United States

TedxMidlothianTpke is excited to present its inaugural event, highlighting human connection across disciplines, industries, academia, and the arts.

Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
9901 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, Virginia, 23235
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Aniya Bailey

Non-Profit Strategist & Activist
Aniya is a non-profit strategist and activist, working to reimagine traditional school to ensure all students receive the resources, support, and knowledge necessary to succeed in the real world.

Brandon Lovee

Author & Community Leader
Brandon Lovee is an author, activist, community leader, and entrepreneur who uses spoken word to help heal himself and his community, and uses his platform to help others do the same.

Brianna Hogan

Cloud Engineer
Brianna Hogan is a Cloud Engineer and received her B.S. in physics and B.A. in French from the University of Virginia and her Ed.M. in Education Policy and Analysis from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Chris Burton

Education Director
Chris Burton is the Director of the Leadership Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary. As someone who lives with Lupus, Chris has spent ample time pondering human suffering, and shares his testimony to spread awareness and empathy about a topic that is usually avoided.

Dominique Colbert

Brand & Video Specialist
Dominique Colbert has been working in film and production since 2012—from local production companies in Virginia to working on set of high-profile productions in Georgia. In 2016, she began to branch out into creative design and videography with a focus on people and the stories they have to share. As a naturally curious person, Dominique has aways enjoyed connecting with people and learning about how their life experiences have shaped their perspectives. She hopes to inspire others to do the same and to keep the rewarding skill of social interaction alive.

Dr. Nicole Perrotte

Physician (MD)
Dr. Nicole Perrotte is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician, speaker and a coach. She has over 18 years of experience in the clinical setting and played a pivotal role in many quality projects to improve patients’ care. Her focus shifted to burnout after her own experience with twins, including one with special needs while working in the clinical environment. Dr Nicole is a speaker on preventing burnout and how that can be specially applied to parents of special needs children. She has done international workshops to help health departments with their culture and interpersonal employees’ communication skills. This talk is Dr. Nicole’s teaching on the solutions parents can use when they have children with special needs and her wish to lift off the burden feeling they are not doing their best for themselves and their families.

Dr. Unnatti Jain (Ph.D.)

Parent-Teen Transformational Life Coach
Dr. Unnatti Jain (Ph.D.) is a researcher, author, and a change agent with a focus on youth behavioral patterns.

Robert Throckmorton

Theater Artist
Robert Throckmorton is a professional theatre artist and management consultant who applies his passion for storytelling in both worlds. He is an alumna of The National Theatre Institute and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and currently serves Fortune 500 clients in his position as a Principal at Prophet Brand Strategy.

Organizing team


United States
  • Alexandra Ender
  • Jada Harris-Wilson
  • Jaivon Smallwood
  • Kelsey Walters