TEDx event coming to Augusta

Augusta Chronicle |

--Tickets are available for a series of talks in Augusta next month by expert speakers with innovative ideas about education, business, science, technology and creativity.

TEDxAugusta 2018 wil begin at at the Miller Theater, 708 Broad St.

TEDxAugusta is an offshoot of an idea begun by the nonprofit media organization TED -- Technology,Entertainment, Design -- which has shared talks on "ideas worth spreading" since the group was founded as a conferencwe in 1984.

Event attendees will hear 18 local and national speakers give talks centered around this year's theme, Venture. The speakers and their talks are:

--Ashish Thakur: A life turned upside down in a small Southern town, then turned back around.

--Colin Owen: Hi, You Might Know Me.

--Jame Geathers: Taking Off The Mask of Bipolar

--Jared Williams: Passion or Paycheck? A case for not playing it safe.

--Jeff Annis: Culture of MOJO -- The Secret to Business Success.

--Julie Robins: The Healing Power of Horses.

--Matthew Malcolm Banks: There's No Love Like A Father's Love!

--Michael Rollock: Prescribing Purpose: Light Where there is no Light.

--Natalie Schweers: Invest Like Girls.

--Patrick Darnell: Re-Imagining Church.

--Rob Lamberts: Hi, I'm Rob and I'm a Recovering Doctor.

--Scott Thorp: How You Innovate Already: They Key to User Innovation.

--Tara Rice Simkins: Venture to Listen.

--Tirrany Thurmond: Resiliency and Self-Discovery through Ancestral Research.

--Tom Hubbard: When you come to a fork in the road ... take it!

--Tom Patterson: Time for Tradecraft.



--Travis Hamilton: Toppling Silos: Improving Medicine for Enhanced Surgical Recovery.

--Victor Hwang: What Do We Know and What We Do -- Entrepreneurship and the Economic Development of Society.

The emcee for the event will be Celeste Headlee, who was on the TEDxAugusta stage in 2015 with her talk "Don't Find a Job, Find a Mission." She is the executive producer and host of On Second Thought on Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta, and has been a host and correspondent for National Public Radio and Public Radio International since 2006.

Tickets are on sale now at the following levels:

Premier: $125 -- Priority Admission for superior seating, Invitation to post-event reception, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

General: $65 -- One general admission, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

Balcony: $45 -- One upstairs general admission, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

Youth: $20 -- Ages 14-20. One upstairs general admission, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

Patron Premier: $250 -- Acknowledgement in program and arcade, priority admission for superior seating, invitation to post-event reception, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

Group: $50 -- General Admission for 10, TEDxAugusta shirt, creative refreshments and snacks, clever activities.

To purchase tickets and find more on TEDxAugusta, visit www.tedxaugusta.com.

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