TEDxOronocoBayPark Announces Speaker Line-up

TEDxOronocoBayPark Announces Speaker Line-up and Registration Details for 2021 Event





TEDxOroncoBayPark is excited to announce its 2021 event will take place

on October 2 at The Garden, 5380 Eisenhower Ave, in Alexandria starting at 1:00pm.

The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local and national voices under the theme of Ripples.


Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TEDlike experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.


The TEDxOronocoBayPark 2021 event will be our second annual after a year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Ripples theme is an illustration of the compounding effects of actions in our ever-changing world. “Alexandria and the larger TEDxOronocoBayPark network are constantly growing and adapting” said Lauren O’Brien,


TEDxOronocoBayPark Lead Organizer, when talking about the Ripples theme. “Our team discussed in depth how an individual idea or contribution can have long-lasting impacts on the community - like the ripples of the waves coming ashore our beautiful port city. Now more than ever we are challenged to understand those impacts in a positive light.” Speakers and talks at TEDxOronocoBayPark will include the following:

● Anya Berlova - Should U Rly Be Txting Ur S/O?

● Marla M. Dean - Two Gen: The Pathway Out of Poverty

● Vinu Ilakkuvan - Square peg, round hole: why our approach to health is all wrong - and how to fix it

● Julie N. Jakopic - Win, Lose, or Learn

● Krysta Jones - Racial Equity - Moving to Action

● Karen Mooney Lasher - When the front line shines, society thrives

● Sara Lavan and Kylie Murray - Open Rehearsal: A Creative Process

● Will Samson, PhD - Why we need a revolution of interdependence

● Peter G Warmka - Your social media profile can make you a target for human hackers ● Alexandra Wong - How To Tackle Tough Questions


Starting at 5:00pm, following the talks, there will be a meet-and-greet reception with the speakers and the larger TEDxOronocoBayPark network. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar are included with admission to the talks.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test results within 72 hours of event) are required at check-in. Masks will be required at all times during and after the event, unless actively eating or drinking.


TEDxOronocoBayPark is made possible by our community sponsors, which include: The Goodhart Group, Building Momentum, Mind and Media, XML Financial Group, Alexandria Country Day School, ALX Community, Alexandria Makers Market, CARR Workplaces, and the Episcopal High School. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available at https://www.tedxoronocobaypark.com/partners. For more event information, check out our FAQs at https://www.tedxoronocobaypark.com/event-faqs. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tedxoronocobaypark) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tedx_oronocobaypark/).



EVENT DETAILS: What: TEDxOronocoBayPark TEDx Conference and Reception

When: Saturday, October 2, Registration at 1:00pm, Talks start at 1:30pm, Reception starts at 5pm.

Where: The Garden | 5380 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA Website: www.TEDxOronocoBayPark.com. Tickets: $49 attendee tickets go on sale at 10:02am ET on September 1 at TEDxOronocoBayPark.com! Capacity is limited, and our prior event sold out, so plan to get your tickets fast!


COVID-19 Considerations: The TEDxOronocoBayPark team is following all local, state and federal guidance in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All guidelines will be followed, including masks for attendees when not actively eating or drinking. All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a negative test result within 72 hours of the event - proof will be required upon entry. Adjustments will be made based on changing conditions and communicated to our audience. The health and safety of our community is a top priority for our team, and we appreciate your understanding and patience.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms. TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human. Follow TED on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and on LinkedIn.

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