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For Immediate Release – September 9, 2019
TEDxSanAntonio: Colleen Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, (956) 279-2409
TEDxSanAntonio Announces its 2019 Main Event: ‘re:frame’
The Speaker List is Finalized and Now Is the Time to Secure Your Place for our 2019 Main Event!
TEDxSanAntonio is excited to announce that we have finalized our slate of speakers for our main event on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. This year’s theme is “re:frame” and the event promises to deliver a series of captivating TED-style talks that showcase the wealth of ingenuity and insight right here in our community.
“This year’s TEDxSanAntonio event seeks to reframe some of the most important issues, policies, and opinions affecting our San Antonio community today,” Marketing and Communications Chair Colleen Baker said. “Every year, we seek out the most authentic voices in our community and bring those voices to Center Stage.”
TEDxSanAntonio’s main event explores themes and issues such as the arts, education, urban development, technology, environment, healthcare, and multi-culturalism that resonate throughout San Antonio. This fall’s speakers include:
- Kierra Alderman — Author & Minister
- Graham Conway — Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute
- Dan Cooper — Retired, Southwest Research Institute
- Elizabeth Crawford — CEO, Sendero Wealth Management
- Hector Garcia — Psychologist, UT Health Science Center
- Jenny Lawson — Writer & Blogger, The Bloggess
- John Myers — Postdoctoral Researcher, Baylor College of Medicine
- Allison Schrager — Economist & Journalist, Quartz
- Featuring an exclusive performance by local rapper Question & SA Soundgarden’s All-Star Band
And we’re proud to announce that former Spurs Coyote and former TEDxSanAntonio speaker Rob Wicall will be returning as emcee!
Get your ticket now to be a part of this fall’s excitement!
About TEDx, X = Independently Organized Event
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. 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, and help share ideas in communities around the world.
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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDxSanAntonio inspires participants from all parts of the city and Central/South Texas to forge new connections, begin important dialogs, initiate big changes and continue the conversations beyond the event.
Our all-volunteer organization is licensed by TED to hold San Antonio’s full-fledged TEDx event, and we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Last year over 700 participated in the live TEDxSanAntonio event, and hundreds more in countries around the globe watched online via live stream or YouTube, showcasing our region’s unique culture, innovation and creativity to the worldwide TEDx community.
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