Speakers Announced for TEDxHilliard 2018

Join the community for idea sharing where speakers and performers wow the crowd in 5-15 minutes. Norms will be challenged, minds will be opened, and you will leave inspired. The third annual TEDxHilliard aims to answer an aspirational call to showcase some of our best and brightest thinkers, doers and visionaries with ideas that will shatter bias, spark creativity and move action. TEDxHilliard is slated for Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Hilliard Bradley Performing Arts Center, 2800 Walker Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Speaker and artist presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 for Adults, $25 for students K-College (present student id) and $25 for Seniors (65+). After June 15th, tickets raise $5.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tedxhilliard.org.

Speakers and performers slated are:

Matt Stevens Rich – Decarbonization and Electric Vehicles
Rosemarie Rossetti – Pathways To Change, Persevere, and Be Resilient!
Elegra Davis – Why the Future Needs Your Life’s Purpose
Zac Dilbeck – Know the Path You Walk
Kim Brazwell – Social Justice Advocacy
Peter Cline – Building Trust through Motorsports
Scott Grant – Ties & Tennies: A Pathway for Engagement
Dale King – Opening a Business in economic depressed area to revitalize economy
Amber Runyon – Utilizing Social Enterprise to end Human Trafficking
Jackie Burns – The Untold Path of Recovery
Richard Isbell – Art Heals
KaTanya Ingram – Pathway to Music

This year’s theme is Pathways. The human experience is a journey. A journey filled with pathways – some straight and predictable, others curvy and challenging. Some pathways lead us to new experiences, while others help us achieve something more.

If we pay attention, the experiences, challenges or questions that arise for each of us have the potential to change the trajectory of our work and life. To change or guide our pathways, TEDxHilliard 2018 will highlight the experiences, challenges, questions, and pathways that lead to innovation, new products, better community relations, or a deeper understanding of the human condition.

Hilliard has been at the center of educational and local business innovation, and a growing number of creative outlets.  This event is named as such to be inclusive of the school, business, and non-profit partnerships that are coming together to support this opportunity to spread the ideas from our community to reach others and join the TEDx movement.

Think of TEDxHilliard as an awesome dinner party, with great food, inspirational performances, brilliant speakers and mind-blowing conversation. By joining us for the event, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a truly unique event that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHilliard, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHilliard event, live speakers, musicians and artists will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.