TED talks, sure to squeeze your soul, catch your breath, and challenge your views:
Thrive Farmers Coffee was on hand to wake us all up with farm-direct, fresh-brewed coffee!
Backstage, with the presenters… I love the old ROXY sign hanging on the wall! Anyone remember the ROXY days?
Presenter: Jeff Shinabarger
“We will be known by the problems we solve.”
Presenter: David Green
“We should demand simplicity. If we do, our perceptions align with reality.”
Presenter: Jim Hackler
“You can talk about the impact to our environment, our health, our communities — but the bottom line is cycling is a joy.”
Presenter: Rashid Nuri
“We grow the dirt. God grows the food.”
portrait artist (those are PAINTINGS, people!!!)
“Grace is the answer… Everything else is second best.”
Presenter: Nathan Sawaya
LEGO brick artist
“Art makes better humans, art is necessary to understanding the world, and art makes people happy. Undeniably, art is not optional.”
Presenter: Aurora Robson
“Artists are inspired visionaries. Enlist us to visualize and create a sustainable future.”
Emcee Nwandi Lawson…
Presenter: Michelle Malone
“The greatest change one can bring is by living an inspired and impassioned life, because joy and courage are contagious.”
What’s better than beer? Nothing. Okay, except for maybe CRAFT BEER ICE CREAM. I kid you not.
RadioX was on hand for some live podcasting!
Presenter: Marshall Seese Jr.
“We all get lost from time to time. But it’s the journey we take while we’re lost that makes us who we are.”
Presenter: Mark Riedl
artificial intelligence researcher
“If you are not scared of failure, you are not working on the right problem.”
Presenter: Wanda Hopkinds-McClure
“Innovation in education will happen one teacher, one student, one classroom at a time.”
Presenter: Daphne Greenberg
adult literacy advocate
“Acknowledging our medley of voices brings us one step closer to an inclusive society.”
Presenter: George Yu
“It is better to know than not know, it is better to see than not see, and it is better to be curious than satisfied.”
Presenter: Amy Baxter
“To provide excellent healthcare, we must err on the side of empathy.”
Presenter: Mary Frances Bowley
“We can’t sit here anymore and watch the bullies steal the childhood of our daughters.”
Presenter: Lisa Earle McLeod
“It’s not our truths that cause problems, it is our belief in their exclusivity.”
Presenter: Neale Martin
“If you want to change your life, you must change your habits.”
Congratulations to the entire team!!!
And because everyone else involved with this year’s TEDxPeachtree got a photo, here are Erin (on the left) and me (on the right), both of us looking adorable as usual (of course):
(Thanks, Ben & Colleen, for the photo of me!)