Who will inspire and amaze you at TEDxCharleston 2016? Stay tuned!

Our next line-up of speakers and performers will be announced on August 23rd.

So, mark your calendar and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the know about all things TEDxCharleston 2016.

In the meantime, take a moment to learn about our 2016 Emcee and Artist.

Derreck Kayongo, TEDxCharleston 2016 Emcee

Derreck Kayongo, TEDxCharleston 2016 Emcee

Derreck Kayongo | 2016 Emcee

Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, was a child refugee who beat the odds and is now an innovative leader for international social change. Derreck was a founder of the Global Soap Project, a CNN Hero in 2011, and a TEDxCharleston speaker in 2014.

We are thrilled that Derreck will return to play such an important role in this year’s event. His TEDxTalk in 2014 inspired us and demonstrated how anyone can have a ripple effect in their community and the world. Derreck’s infectious personality and charisma will be felt by everyone participating in the TEDxCharleston 2016 experience.

TEDxCharleston 2016 Stage Design Artist

Becca Barnet, TEDxCharleston 2016 Stage Design Artist

Becca Barnet | 2016 Artist

Becca Barnet has been chosen as our 2016 stage designer. A native of Spartanburg, SC, Becca designs and creates one-of-a-kind décor for restaurants, offices and museums and was a lead fabricator for the Madagascar Journey exhibit at the South Carolina Aquarium. Becca is currently working on the renovation and re-model of the Charleston Museum’s Natural History Gallery. We’re so pleased to have Becca setting the scene for this year’s event as she truly embodies the spirit of TEDxCharleston.

Check out the speakers, artist and performers from our 2015 event entitled “Embrace Chaos.”

2015 Speakers, Artist and Performers – Embrace Chaos