FOR RELEASE: September 22, 2014
TED: Melody Serafino, TEDxPR@groupsjr.com
TEDxSanAntonio announces speakers and ticket sales
Conference set for October 18 at Rackspace Global Headquarters
The fifth annual TEDxSanAntonio – “Ideas in Action”
World-changing conversations about the most innovative, creative, intriguing, and sometimes disruptive, ideas alive in our city on the rise.
Speaker topics range from art, science, education and health, to technology, social justice, and the environment.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. check-in / breakfast / interactive exhibits
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. conference
5 – 8 p.m. after party (on-site)
Rackspace Global Headquarters
1 Fanatical Place
City of Windcrest
San Antonio, TX 78218
The public is invited to request an invitation to attend, www.tedxsa.com/attend. We check each request briefly for completeness and then issue a formal invitation for applicants to buy a ticket to the world-changing event.
Tickets – $85 each
Student Discount – $45 (valid student ID required)
Online ticket sales will end on or before October 14, 2014. So make your request now!
If seats are available, tickets purchased at the door will be $100.
More at: http://tedxsanantonio.com/attend/#TEDxSanAntonio2014
Free viewing parties will be scheduled – watch online for postings.
Molly Cox and Victor Landa – emcees
Kori Ashton, Co-Owner of WebTegrity
Live a Great Story and Inspire Someone!
Clara Brenner, CEO, Tumml
Why social impact startups are set up to fail
Leezia Dhalla, Executive Communications Specialist, Rackspace
Hiding In Plain Sight: My Life As An Undocumented American
Eric Anthony Dorsa, Wine Steward
Dragged Out of the Closet
Luz Cristal S. Glangchai, Founder and CEO, VentureLab
From Stand-up to Start-up: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs
Laurie Ann Guerrero, Poet Laureate of San Antonio
What I Learned from My City
Mitch Hagney, Chief Executive Officer of LocalSprout
Distributed Urban Agriculture
John Lewis Lambert, Actor, Comedy Sportz
Strength in Surrender: Onstage and in Life
Leo Lopez III, Medical Student, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio
The New Drug Trade
Rhonda M. Martin, Ph.D.
Accomplished Program Manager, USAA
Destructive Leadership and the Millennial Workforce
Harry Max, VP Product & Design, Rackspace
The Problem is Not the Problem
Trevor Muir, Teacher, Kent Innovation High School (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
School in the Real World
Oscar J. Muñoz, Director, Texas A&M Colonias Program
Third World in Texas: Myths and Realities
Sarah-Jane “SJ” Murray, Story Rhetoric expert, Baylor University
Hardwired for Story
Dr. Thomas Schlenker, Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Getting Serious About Diabesity
Suzanne B. Scott, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Confessions of the San Antonio River
Cindy A. Sebek, Founder, Gracious Gift Wines
Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
Joshua Singer and Abhinav Suri, Co-founders, Apps for Aptitude
The Birth of a Hacker Culture
Steven S. Vrooman, Professor of Communication Studies, Texas Lutheran University
Our Brains are A’Twitter
Chacho & Brance, The Borderland Blues Experience
Lorenzo “Chacho” Saldana – Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar and Brance Arnold – Guitar, Vocals
TEDxSanAntonio aims to open the minds, hearts and souls of San Antonio to the most intriguing art, science, educational, health, technological, social justice and environmental ideas alive in our city. TEDxSanAntonio inspires participants from all parts of the city to forge new connections, begin important dialogs, initiate big changes and continue the conversations beyond the event. Our activities showcase San Antonio’s unique culture, innovation and creativity to the worldwide TEDx community.
Last year more than 650 participated in the live TEDxSanAntonio event, hundreds from 32 countries participated online via the livestream, and many thousands watch the recorded talks on YouTube.
(see previous talks at tedxsanantonio.com/watch)
At a TEDxSanAntonio event, diverse people come together from all walks of life to share imaginative and thought-provoking ideas for transforming our city and residents in amazing ways.
This independently organized event is part of the TEDx program created by the nonprofit conference and event organization, TED. Thinkers and doers in San Antonio and beyond are invited to share ideas and passions in a TEDx talk of 15 minutes or less. The talks will be live streamed globally, captured in high-quality video, and may be selected for featuring on the hugely popular TED.com website or YouTube channel.
Visit TEDxSA.com to learn about TEDxSanAntonio sponsorship opportunities and apply for an invitation to attend this year’s October event.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Our all-volunteer organization is licensed by TED to hold San Antonio’s full-fledged TEDx event. Our goal: Open the minds, hearts and spirits of the Alamo City to the most intriguing science, art, literary, technological, social justice and environmental ideas – inspiring participants from all parts of the city to initiate big changes and empowering them to continue the conversations beyond the walls of the event. Visit TEDxSA.com for more information.