Speakers & Performers

Bold Moves
April 28, 2015

What’s a bold move and why does it matter? It’s a challenge to go where you’ve never gone before. It’s the sounding of a wake-up call that draws attention to a situation or shows a different way forward. Without them it becomes ever more difficult to initiate much needed change in our lives and communities. With TEDxAtlanta 2015 we’ll explore bold moves from individuals and organizations who are providing ideas and platforms that shift our thinking and calls to actions in impactful ways—through their courage, conviction and commitment.

May 6, 2014

The best TEDxAtlanta moments have almost all had the singular quality of revealing betterness. In an 18-minute talk, we came to know of an act or invention or discovery or creation that is making our world better. For TEDxAtlanta2014, we went in search of the best examples of betterness. True steps forward, whether small or large, simple or complex. It will be an afternoon certain to make us all grateful for breadth and depth of talent in our midst.

Reasons to Believe
May 7, 2013

In a world that can seem overly focused on the negative, we often miss the voices of the visionaries and doers who make life better for us all. Even rarer is the opportunity to hear only these voices for the better part of a day. The most recent TEDxAtlanta conference gave attendees and Livestream viewers reasons to believe in the dreams of our youth, the future of our planet, and the power of creativity, music and poetry.

Edge of the South
September 25, 2012

The Edge of the South, TEDxAtlanta's September 2012 event, brought our beloved region into different perspective. It revealed the mastery of our hands, the depth of our hearts, and the brilliance of both our teachers and students.

March 13, 2012

Over the last two decades, the idea of community has undergone the largest transformation in history. Global communities can form overnight; physical location is no longer an obstacle to participation. The next TEDxAtlanta will explore the evolution of community from a variety of angles, from the local people and institutions that unite Atlanta to the virtual communities that are changing the world.

September 13, 2011

Seeking balance. Our lives — at home, at work, in our community — are filled with competing ideas and often competing extremes. As a result, the world can feel torn, polarized or simply off-kilter. TEDxAtlanta is bringing together 8 amazing speakers, each with an idea worth sharing about the balance we all seek.

March 15, 2011

Some ideas are too big to capture in language but glitter in our understanding of the world. Creativity is just such an idea. On March 15, 2011, TEDxAtlanta will explore creativity: not just the beauty, humor and ingenuity, but what's behind it. We’ll experience the wonder but also ask the questions. Can creativity be measured? Where does creativity live in our brains? How can we grow more of it?

September 14, 2010

Enough talk: what are the solutions?
Ten amazing speakers — each of whom is part of an active effort to solve a modern problem — will make this last TEDxAtlanta of 2010 a true call to action. We’ll learn about the ingenuity, the boldness, the work-arounds, the setbacks and the small-step-forward successes involved with tackling significant issues. If you have attended a previous TEDxAtlanta event, watch for your invitation.
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May 18, 2010

What do we need to be learning, and how? Hardly new questions, but ones that seem to take on greater urgency with each passing day. And not just for children, but for all of us. It was Alvin Toffler, the futurist, who said, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” And so, with that thought in mind, TEDxAtlanta has set its focus for May 18th as RE:LEARN.
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January 26, 2010

What things around us — or within us — hold potential beyond our familiar expectations of them? What remarkable impact is possible when we alter or expand or re-imagine the purpose of something?
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September 15, 2009

Our city joined Berlin, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and some 50 other places around the world in becoming a part of the TEDx community. The moment seemed right to ask ourselves what the future of Atlanta required of us.
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