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This event occurred on
March 22, 2013
9:00am - 7:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Richmond, Virginia
United States

A creative renaissance is transforming Richmond into an epicenter of innovation and creativity. On March 22, 2013, the inaugural TEDxRVA brought the concept CREATE into an open forum where audience and speakers together engaged in a symbiotic process of inspiration and creation. Beside the magnificent James River in this historic city, the event took place in The Power Plant, a building which housed the massive turbines that powered the first street cars in the United States.
As TEDxRVA unfolded, ideas melded with action, producing a showcase of what is possible when community comes together. Empty spaces functioned as blank canvases for audience engagement and spontaneous creative response. The result was an experience reflective of, and inspired by, the dynamic topics presented by our curated line-up of innovative creatives, storytellers, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Conversations created new connections and build frameworks for transitioning thoughts to tangible reality.
Creation is not a passive process – this event is a call to action. In embracing the spirit of TED and “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxRVA challenges all who are involved to redefine themselves as innovators and doers.

The Power Plant
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, Virginia, 23219
United States
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Organizing team


Richmond, VA, United States


Midlothian, VA, United States
  • Katie Benson
    Core Organizing Team
  • Jack Berry
    Core Organizing Team
  • Brad Dey
    Core Organizing Team
  • Josh Epperson
    Core Organizing Team
  • Leah Fremouw
    Core Organizing Team
  • Suzanne Hall
    Core Organizing Team
  • Farrah Haddad
    Core Organizing Team
  • Noel McKenzie Johnson
    Core Organizing Team
  • John Mills
    Core Organizing Team
  • Chrystal Neal
    Core Organizing Team
  • Diane O'Neal
    Core Organizing Team
  • Lisa Sims
    Core Organizing Team
  • Bob Tarren
    Core Organizing Team
  • Ed Trask
    Core Organizing Team