Open Mic Night – TONIGHT

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

openmicnight-2slide

TEDxCville Open Mic Night is tonight at the Jefferson Theater on the downtown mall. This is a great chance to help determine who will be on the big TEDx stage for the main event 13 November. Tonight’s event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm EST tonight and the Open Mic Night kicks off at 6:45pm EST. We will have a line-up of 20 speakers so come let us know who you want to share their talk on the big day!!

Get there early to grab a seat. To learn more about tonight’s event, click here.

See you tonight!

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

TEDxCville Open Mic Night – Submit Entry Tonight

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

openmicnight-2slide Tonight is the deadline to submit your entry for Open Mic Night. If you have that TED Talk in you, that idea you want to share, Open Mic Night is the perfect venue to finally get it out to an audience that is supportive, encouraging and eager to listen. Get those submissions in!! Email your best 2 minute video submission to openmic@tedxcharlottesville.com. Written submissions of up to 500 words are also being accepted – how much more fun is a video!

Did you see us at the local Whole Foods today? We were there sharing information about TEDxCharlottesville, selling tickets and getting the community jazzed about Open Mic Night. Thanks to so many members of our community for buying your ticket already to the BIG event being hosted at the Paramount Theater on November 13. We look forward to seeing you there. For those who haven’t bought your tickets yet, it’s not too late. I suggest buying now and not waiting as the event has sold out the past two years. If you’re going to Whole Foods today, you will save $10 on the ticket price when you purchase at the TEDxCharlottesville table. You have until 7:00pm today!

The Peek – More speaker announcements to come. It just gets more exciting…. stay tuned because it will be revealed here first.

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

#BlackLivesMatter in Cville

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friends, no matter what you may think of it, the #BLackLivesMatter movement has taken the U.S. by storm and has not waned in the past three years since its inception. In fact it seems to have only grown stronger and larger. It has even entered our nation’s presidential politics. If you are not familiar with this social justice protest and movement then please visit this site to learn more. This national movement actually touched the Cville area this year through an incident on The Corner – an area of town near the University of Virginia frequented by UVA students. Please find that story here. We are creating space in our TED local community event for a sharing of ideas from the student involved.

The Peek – The TEDxCharlottesville Steering Committee is completely humbled to announce that UVA student Martese Johnson has agreed to be a speaker for this year’s TEDxCharlottesville “What If…” We have been extremely careful with how we handle this as we didn’t want our invitation to come across exploitative but more an opportunity for Martese to share with our community his “What If…” only if he felt that he had something he wants to share as well as only if he felt comfortable doing so in this forum. We are pleased that both thresholds were met.

Updated to include article with interview posted in Cville publication 9/2/2015

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

TED Quote – Joy and Pain

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

The TED 2015 conference speakers were phenomenal. They were so phenomenal that the TED Blog has a list of 30 quotes that will make you pause and simply think. These are ideas worth spreading so that’s what we will do. We hope that these little snippets of TED will make you want to share the quotes too. Here is one to get you started.

TED Chris Burkard

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

Re-Post: How I’m learning to break my silence and fight racism

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

“If they aren’t doing anything unlawful, then they shouldn’t have anything to worry about.”  It’s a common refrain used by defensive white people who would like to pretend that minorities, specifically black people, are not targeted by law enforcement. I’m sorry to say there was an ignorant time in my life when I believed this too. […]

https://cutegirlwithabanjo.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/how-im-learning-to-break-my-silence-and-fight-racism/

The TEDxCville Peek – Open Mic Night

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

This entire post is a The Peek!

openmicnight-2slide
Tomorrow the Open Mic Night (OMN) will be announced. We have set a date of September 21, 2015. This is earlier than last year because we want to make certain there is time to work with the OMN winner before the big day as well as have that winner’s profile up on our website, etc. Please share with friends, colleagues, family to Save The Date for our OMN, September 21. The submission process will be highlighted on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville – so if you are interested in participating in OMN or know someone who is, please spread the word. More OMN info to come!

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

The Speakers, The Topics and The Peek

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

The speaker highlights are rolling out little by little on the TEDxCharlottesville website. Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with that. Like previous years, our speakers are a wonderful group of folks from various backgrounds, disciplines, careers and experiences. The TEDxCville Steering Committee looks to make this annual event something that not only inspires but initiates deep thought about about technology, entertainment and design, as well as science, society, business, the environment, etc. We will always hit the core topics but we also want to try to address those ideas worth sharing on the topics that are of interest specifically to Charlottesville. So we are listening and taking note. Feel free to respond and comment here on the blog, on Twitter and/or on Facebook.

Something new we are doing this year on the blog is to give our blog followers a little preview and behinds the scenes peep to TEDxCville. We are calling this “The Peek”. When you see that in a blog, know that you are getting something that others are not getting. It’s just a way for us to say thanks for following the blog.

The Peek: We will have a speaker announcement soon that taps right into the national #BlackLivesMatter movement right here in Charlottesville. This blog will give you more heads up info about the speaker before the announcement is made.

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville

What if….

This is the perfect way to start a conversation, a daydream, a monologue, a brainstorming session…You get the idea. That’s why we chose What if… as the TEDxCharlottesville theme for 2015. 

So we are refreshing this blog that has been defunct since March. Shame on us. We will do better, and what if we did. What would that look like? Well we think this blog could be a way to talk about how planning is coming together, who the selected speakers are from a different perspective and to provide sneak peeks to what’s going to be announced later. 

Stick with us. You won’t be disappointed.

What if….

TEDxCharlottesville Reflexions Speaker Videos – Pt. 4

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This post features the TEDxCville Reflexions Session IV speakers, Dean King, Jack Marcus, Greg Fairchild, Yael Melamede and John D’Earth. We know you will enjoy revisiting their talks if you already experienced them or enjoy experiencing them for the very first time. Welcome (again) to TEDxCharlottesville!

Dean King: Award winning author of historical and adventure stories, shared with the TEDx audience a particular adventure that led him to Africa. Hear Dean’s story here.

Jack Marcus: Western Albemarle High School student who developed a device to help detect the presence of date-rape drugs in drinks. Be awed by Jack’s invention here.

Greg Fairchild: University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Professor, empowering underserved populations who shares a powerful story of why he went to jail. Learn more here.

Yael Melamede: Architect and award winning filmaker, shares with us some true confessions including some TEDx audience members. Take a listen here.

John D’Earth: Jazz trumpeter and composer who provided a remarkable musical experience for our TEDx event. Listen here.

Follow us on Twitter: @TEDxC_ville

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxCville