x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Difference that Makes a Difference

This event occurred on
November 15, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Charlottesville, Virginia
United States

TEDxCharlottesville took place on Nov. 15th 9am to 6pm at the beautiful Paramount Theater on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. An amazing and diverse lineup of speakers shared their "ideas worth spreading," revolving around the event's theme, "The Difference that Makes a Difference." A sold-out crowd of 1040 piled into the Paramount and left inspired after a day of live talks and video TED talks. The audience celebrated the day with an after-party at the Jefferson Theater.
From the outset of the event, the steering committee announced that it would be providing 250 tickets to the community, making the day accessible to many who could otherwise not be able to afford the price of admission. Local student groups, home-schoolers and non-profit groups were able to take advantage of these tickets making TEDx a true community event.
TEDxCharlottesville purchased carbon offset credits to make the event carbon neutral. Each attendee received a reusable water bottle and coffee mug to be used throughout the day in effort to make this TEDx event zero-waste. It was a GREEN event!

We hope this successful event will be the first of many to come!

The Paramount Theatre
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902
United States
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Organizing team


Charlottesville, VA, United States
  • Jackie Knight
    Director of Marketing
  • Roger Voisinet
    Self Employed
  • Collean Laney
    General Manager
  • Debi Burdick
  • Lisa Stewart
  • Isabella Jones
    Speaker Liaison
  • Jonah Tobias
  • Chris Farina
  • Richard Averitt
    Founder & COO, Possibilian, Master of Ceremonies
  • Lori Brookins
  • Jane Belisle
    Logistics Guru
  • Kellie Sauls
    Master of Ceremonies
  • JF Leguat
    Technical Director
  • James Cunningham
    Stage Manager