(Charlotte, NC) October 5, 2011 – Final preparations for TEDxCharlotte 2011 “Risk-takers and Dream-makers” are underway as October 15th approaches. The staging at Queens University of Charlotte is near completion, artists are selected, speakers are rehearsing and a title sponsor – Signature Healthcare – has signed on.   The Floating Brain Focusing on the Technology and Design aspect of TED with a big dose of Entertainment, the TEDx team of Mike Wirth, Mike Watson, Drew Kinney, Rick Fitts and Pat Dortch are building “the Floating Brain”, which will bring the theme of “Risk-takers and Dream-makers” to life during TEDxCharlotte. The brain–constructed of wire wood, wire,Read More →

Attendance Application Deadline has been extended to August 25. (Charlotte, NC) August 15, 2011 – Details for TEDxCharlotte 2011 “Risk-takers and Dream-makers” — October 15th at Queens University of Charlotte — are being finalized. Speakers are confirmed; the application to attend has been extended and a special alliance with TEDxNASA is forged. TEDxNASA Dr. Mark Moore, an expert in conceptual design of personal aircraft with a focus on small powered-lift personal and unmanned air vehicles at NASA has been invited to speak at TEDxCharlotte. Dr. Moore, who performs conceptual design system studies of advanced concepts at NASA’s Langley Research Center has a Bachelor’s degree inRead More →

Have you seen the new QR Codes on the Facebook Fan Page? Scan the code to the left with your iPad or smartphone now and experience the fun for yourself! Once a QR Code is scanned it will redirect your electronic device (i.e. smart phone or iPad) to one of the many places TEDxCharlotte offers content online. Try each of the codes on the Facebook page to explore the social media outlets TEDxCharlotte maintains. They are an excellent way to quickly maneuver to a site, stay updated on TEDxCharlotte and show off your tech know-how to your friends! Interested in reading more about QR CodeRead More →

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 3, 2011) – TEDxCharlotte is now accepting nominations from the public for speakers for the October 15, 2011 event. Speakers Those interested can submit an application and an optional three-minute YouTube video. Ideal candidates will address their idea, what has been done to move it forward and why their idea should be heard. Their concept should also resonate with the TEDxCharlotte 2011 theme of “Risk-takers and Dream-makers”. Further details can be found at http://www.tedxcharlotte.com/speakers. Speaker candidates will be contacted at the end of July if they are being considered. Winn Maddrey, with the Speaker Committee, says, “For last year’s inaugural event, weRead More →

Confirmed for Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC (May 9, 2011) – TEDxCharlotte is back! “Dream-makers & Risk-takers” is confirmed for b. Given its popularity, the venue for the second installment will take place in Dana Auditorium at Queens University of Charlotte. “The focus for 2011 is on the people behind the city’s and region’s most amazing ideas worth spreading”, said Mike Watson, TEDxCharlotte’s emcee-extraordinaire. “Our goal is to represent the richness and diversity of Charlotte, and we are targeting everyone as we spread the message of TEDxCharlotte. That diversity will be reflected in the wide range of presenters, performers,Read More →