Meet the speakers for TEDxDayton 2017

  • Dayton.com staff
6:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 What To Know
Scenes from TEDxDayton 2016. Photo by Amelia Robinson

TEDxDayton organizers have released the speaker lineup for the 2017 event, which will take place on Oct. 20 at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton. Organizers anticipate another fast sell-out in the event’s fifth year. 

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Scenes from TEDxDayton 2016. Photo by Amelia Robinson

“It’s been incredible to see the way our community has embraced TEDx over the past five years,” said TEDxDayton Co-chair Ron Rollins. “Dayton has always been an incubator for creative thinkers and new ideas, and we’re extremely proud to be a part of continuing that legacy through this event.” 

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Scenes from TEDxDayton 2016. Photo by Amelia Robinson

After an open call for auditions earlier in the year, the speakers committee chose 21 individuals to present on this year’s theme—CURRENT. “’Current’ evokes energy, movement, and the pursuit of knowledge, and it also holds great significance for the history and landscape of our community,” said TEDxDayton Co-chair Diane Farrell. “Every year, we look for a theme that carries layers of meaning. We want the audience to come into the experience with their own ideas and their wheels already turning, and then we want them to encounter something unexpected. This year’s speakers are ready to deliver.” 

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Scenes from TEDxDayton 2016. Photo by Amelia Robinson

Speakers include:

Scenes from TEDxDayton 2016. Photo by Amelia Robinson

In addition to these speakers the fast paced day will include artistic performances, TED highlight videos and engaging audience experiences. 

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TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Visit www.tedxdayton.com or the TEDxDayton Twitter and Facebook accounts for the most up-to-date details on the 2017 event. Videos of talks from the 2013–16 TEDxDayton events can be viewed on the website, as well.