Over 350 applied to present at TEDxCharleston 2016

We are sincerely grateful to all who applied.  We now have the difficult task of whittling this list to 18 compelling individuals or groups whose ideas or performances will reshape the way we look at Charleston and the world.

Our 2016 event theme is TIPPING POINT. A Tipping Point can best be described as that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

During this year's event, we'll present an impressive line-up of today’s thinkers and leaders who are identifying, predicting or causing tipping points across a wide range of areas including technology, healthcare, education, race relations, the environment and more.

Mark your calendar
Presenters to be announced
And tickets to go on sale August 23, 2016

What is TEDx?

TED created the TEDx program in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a far-reaching program of local, self-organized events happening on a global scale. These events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCharleston, where x = independently organized TED event. At our event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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