Portrait by Kevin J. Beaty

Portrait by Kevin J. Beaty

I have organized, am organizing, attended, spoken at, volunteered for, speaker coached alongside, or otherwise been involved with:


  •  TEDxCharlotte in Charlotte, NC: Steering committee communications chair, speaker coach, attendee (2010-2013)
  • TEDxBeacon Street  in Boston, MA: Adventure Catalyst, attendee, speaker (2012)   
  • TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar: TED Scholarship recipient, attendee, speaker (2012)
  • TEDxLionRock in Hong Kong, HK: GEILI Fellow, organizer, attendee, speaker (2012) 
  • TEDxYouth@Lincoln in Lincoln, NE: Organizer, liveblogger (2013)
  • TEDxNASA@SiliconValley in Palo Alto, CA:  Speaker/organizer exchange, attendee (2011)  
  • TEDxDuke in Durham, NC: Communications advisor, attendee (2011)  
  • TEDxCharlotteED in Charlotte, NC: Event-day volunteer, attendee (2013) 

"TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading."

In 2009 TED started granting licenses to third parties to organize independent TED-like events internationally.

These TEDx events are prohibited from making profit, the licences are free, speakers are not paid and they must agree to give TED the right to edit and distribute their presentation under a Creative Commons licence. As at the end of 2012, more than 16,000 talks have been given at more than 5,000 TEDx events in 1,200 cities in 133 countries. In June 2012, five TEDx events on average were being organized every day, in one of 133 countries." - Wikipedia