TED Live is back!!!

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TEDxCharlottesville will be hosting the Live Stream of the international TED Conference on March 17, 2015. This event, just like last year, will start late morning and go until about 9:30pmET that night.

You are invited to drop in, stay all day, come and go and enjoy the TED speakers that  will probably be featured at some point on the TED website, TEDTalk app and/or via TED Radio Hour on NPR. You get to see it when it happens.

TEDxCharlottesville is partnering with Open Grounds at the University of Virginia literally on The Corner. Open Grounds will serve as our venue for the live stream.  We hope you will join us. There is no cost for you to attend. Just show up and we take care of the rest.

Stay tuned here for more TED Live details.

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TEDxCharlottesville Reflexions Speaker Videos Pt. 3

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This post features the TEDxCville Reflexions Session III speakers, Art Wheeler, Peter Agelasto, Judy Watson, Joni Lane, Andrea Douglas, Jim Harshaw, and John Napier Tye. 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!

Art Wheeler: Charlottesville’s own musical treasure, diverse, Jazz keyboardist takes the TEDxCville audience on a mind blowing ride. Take a listen here.

Peter Agelasto: Music industry and media platform innovator shared unfathomable ideas about our very own existence. Follow along here.

Judy Watson: Innovative Australian indigenous artist and professor shared some hard realities about her heritage that led her to Charlottesville. Hear Judy’s talk here.

Joni Lane: LEED Green Associate and sustainable designs innovator had the audience thinking about hemp in new ways. Click here to list to Joni’s talk.

Andrea Douglas: Executive Director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center talks with the audience about the American narrative from a different perspective. Listen carefully here.

Jim Harshaw: Assistant Director of the Virginia Athletics Foundation, entrepreneur and our Open Mic Night winner talks about letting kids fail. Take a listen here.

John Napier Tye: Legal Director and Campaign Director at Avaaz, explains why we (Americans) should be aware of how our communications and e-information is collected. You will want to listen here.

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TEDxCharlottesville Reflexions Speaker Videos – Pt.2

This post features the TEDxCville Reflexions Session II speakers, the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, (Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez,) Jim Hubbard, Dr. John Herr, Yiqi Cao, Natalie Foley, Russell Richards and Chihamba. 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!

Holistic Life Foundation: Baltimore based organization committed to nurturing wellness in underserved communities through yoga and mindfulness practices. Click here to watch and experience their talk.

Jim Hubbard: Pulitzer Prize nominee, served with the White House Press Corps during 16 years on staff with United Press International. Click here to hear his talk.

Dr. John Herr: Professor of Cell Biology, Urology, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Medical School. Click here and pay close attention to this talk.

Yiqi Cao: A Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia, explorer of food culture and its ties to family history, healthcare quality advocate. Click here to watch Yiqi’s talk.

Natalie Foley: Vice-President and COO at Peer Insight, design and business problem solving. Click here for Natalie’s talk.

Russell Richards: Artist and filmmaker creating fantastical futuristic and conceptual work. To see Russell’s idea for our downtown mall, click here.

Chihamba: West African Drum and Dance organization. To experience the spirit of this group, click here.

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How America’s justice system failed our children

A post from our friends at TED:

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In 1989, children younger than 16 could be sentenced to die in the United States. Lawyer Bryan Stevenson (TED Talk: We need to talk about an injustice) represented some of these juveniles in Alabama, the state with the most children sentenced to death per capita. Read his chilling account of meeting Charlie, a 14-year-old tried as an adult for capital murder, in an excerpt from his new book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

“He’s just a little boy.”

It was late, and I had picked up the phone after hours because no one else was in the building; it was becoming a bad habit. The older woman on the other end of the line was pleading with me after offering a heartfelt description of her grandson, who had just been jailed for murder.

Charlie was fourteen years old. He weighed less than 100 pounds and was…

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TEDxCharlottesville Reflexions Speaker Videos

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The TEDxCharlottesville Steering Committee has received overwhelmingly positive feedback about our 2014 Reflexions event. We were happy to have a sold out event but more importantly, we were happy to offer a lineup of compelling, inspiring and thought provoking speakers. With that in mind, we have released the entire line-up of speaker videos on the TEDxCharlottesville website. On this blog, we will highlight session by session the videos. If you can’t wait that long – and we don’t blame you – just simply go to the TEDxCville website and binge watch.

This post features the TEDxCville Reflexions Session I speakers, Thomas Woltz, Ghislaine Maxwell, Aaron Fein, Donald Davis and the Daniel Heifitz. 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!

Thomas Woltz: Celebrated Landscape Architect and author, named “Design Innovator of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal. Click here to watch his talk.

Ghislaine Maxwell: President and Founder of the TerraMar Project, a non-profit organization that protects the ocean commons. Click here to watch her talk.

Aaron Fein: Digital Embroidery Artist, Architect. Click here to watch his interview.

Donald Davis: American storyteller, author and minister. Click here to watch his talk.

Daniel Heifitz: President and founder of the Heifitz International Music Institute. Click here to watch and listen…

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Wow! TEDxCharlottesville Reflexions is a wrap.

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Well…. that was amazing!

We didn’t think we could top 2013 The Difference That Makes a Difference but it looks like we did. It could NOT have been done without YOU. The TEDxCharlottesville Steering Committee really appreciates Charlottesville’s enthusiasm, support and engagement in this wonderful experiment. Simply put, you are AWESOME.

The videos from each session are going up and they can be accessed directly from the TEDxCharlottesville.com. If you were there, then perhaps you want to revisit some of the speakers and get re-inspired. If you weren’t there, then you definitely want to watch! The videos as organized by session.

For those who are on our mailing list, keep an eye out for those surveys. We really value your feedback. If by chance you aren’t on our mailing list and want to provide feedback, you can provide comments right here on the blog and they will be shared with the Steering Committee.

Again, thanks Charlottesville for being such a fantastic community!!

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Today is the day….

Charlottesville you have shown yet again what our community can do. We look forward to seeing you and 999 of your close friends at the Paramount at 9:00am. If by chance you can’t join us in person, we are live streaming the event. Join us at 9:00am via this link: http://new.livestream.com/tedx/events/3559695

We are on social media so join the conversation by using #TEDxCville.

Here we go….

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