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TEDxCharlottesville plans a day of big ideas for Nov. 14 at the Paramount; tickets go on sale Friday

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Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:00 am

TEDxCharlottesville and Starr Hill Presents will bring “RefleXions,” a TEDx event, to the Paramount Theater on Nov. 14. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and some early-bird tickets will be available online Wednesday morning.

“RefleXions,” which follows last year’s sold-out inaugural outing, will bring speakers from different backgrounds to talk about ideas to make improvements in the world.

Participants come from a wide range of disciplines, including technology, environmental studies, design, community empowerment and the arts. The event’s featured speakers include:

 » Thomas Woltz, a landscape architect and author who was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal.

 » Yael Malemede, a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker who is the first Israeli to produce an Academy Award-winning film.

 » Jim Hubbard, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer who served with the White House Press Corps during his 16 years with United Press International.

 » Yiqi Cao, a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia who researches food culture and its ties to family history and is an advocate for health care quality improvements. She studies biomedical engineering and business and helps lead Engineering Students Without Borders, a student-run organization.

 » Greg Fairchild, E. Thayer Bigelow Associate Professor of Business Administration at UVa’s Darden School of Business, who is interested in empowering underserved populations.

 » Dean King, award-winning author of historical and adventure stories.

 » Andrea Douglas, executive director of Charlottesville’s Jefferson School African-American Heritage Museum.

 » Holistic Life Foundation, a Baltimore-based organization using yoga and mindfulness practices to nurture wellness in children and adults in underserved communities.

 » Donald Davis, an American storyteller, author and minister.

 » Peter Agelasto, a music industry and media platform innovator.

TEDx is a program of local, independently organized events that brings people together for TED-type experiences that combine TED Talks videos and in-person speakers to stimulate discussions and connections. The “x” denotes an independently organized TED event.

A limited number of early-bird tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday for $78, plus a $2 facility fee.

General-admission tickets are $88 and include access to all speakers and experiences, continental breakfast, complimentary lunch and a post-event party at the Jefferson Theater. To help make the event accessible to as many people as possible, 200 complimentary tickets will be distributed to local educational and nonprofit groups.

Go online to www.tedxcharlottesville.com for tickets and event details, or to sign up as a volunteer.


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday; limited number of early-bird tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday


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