Hundreds of Little Rock’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Friday, September 30th, 2016 for the 2nd Annual TEDxMarkhamSt Conference, a day of networking and dialogue around the theme "New Beginnings". The event will take place at the Ron Robinson Theater, in Little Rock, Arkansas and will feature an incredible line-up of speakers on topics ranging from innovations in education to health to technology and the arts. An art show will be held concurrently with the conference in the atrium of the Ron Robinson Theater. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network at an on-site lunch event and off-site dinner event. The event will be on live webcast as well. Also, people can watch from satellite locations set up in Little Rock.
Speakers and performers will be announced on a later date!
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMarkhamSt, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMarkhamSt, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
Dr. Yang Luo-Branch
Dr. Julien Mirivel
Dr. T. Glenn Pait
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira
Dr. Michael Moore
Deni Ellis Bechard
PHOTO CREDIT: Liz Chrisman Photography (https://www.facebook.com/lizchrismanphoto)
Lunch Deal Special: TBA
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID required unless a student ticket has been purchased (Valid Student ID required).
No Age Limit
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Do not bring food into the auditorium. We encourage the use of cellphones and mobile devices at the event. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY OF ANY KIND. Use of flash photography will result in your dismissal from the event with no refund.
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Yes, via email: email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed/electronic ticket to the event?
Yes (A cellphone is ok)
What is the refund policy?
No refund. (Special circumstances will be accomodated for on case-by-case assessment)
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Purchaser must be present for party in order to enter.
Is the event handicap accessible?
Yes! Please contact the organizer in advance so accomodations can be made.