TEDxCharleston Presents “Fearless” from TEDWomen 2020 on November 18

November 10,2020 – Charleston, SC – TEDxCharleston will host a special presentation of TEDWomen 2020 – dubbed “Fealress” – on November 18. This free event will feature an astonishing group of speakers who will share bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions at TEDWomen 2020. This an uncertain time. And yet, amid the physical, […]

TEDxCharleston features “Countdown”- A Global Effort to Take on Climate Change on October 18

October 10, 2020 – Charleston, SC – TEDxCharleston invites you to a very special event focused on one of our most pressing issues: Climate Change. On October 18 at 6PM, we’ll feature a curated selection of inspiring speakers, who are participating in TED’s Countdown. Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to […]

Bill Gates, John Lewis and Other Inspiring Leaders Featured at TEDxCharleston’s Showing of “Unchartered” on August 4

July 27, 2020 – Charleston, SC —  TEDxCharleston will its next virtual event, titled Unchartered, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The event features a thought-provoking and inspiring line up of speakers curated from TED 2020. The event is free but registration is required and limited to the first 500 who sign up here. Note that […]

Don Alderman

WATCH: “Head in a Bucket” An investment and wealth manager by day and Costa Rican farmer by vacation, this inveterate traveler believes responsible tourism can improve lives and reduce suffering in destination communities. Website

Jack Alterman

WATCH: “Roll Down the Windows, Unlock the Doors” With refined aperture and clear focus, this Charleston native has been documenting his community for decades, using his lens to capture the dynamics of rootedness, change and gentrification. Website | Instagram | Twitter

Marcus Amaker and Quentin Baxter

WATCH: “Poetry and Jazz” Percussion and poetry find harmony in the genre-bending geniuses of these two multi-faceted artists. Marcus: Website | Twitter | Instagram Quentin: Website | Facebook

Gino Castillo with Abdiel Iriarte

WATCH: “Cuban Jazz Experience” Mixing the rhythms of Cuba and the global reach of jazz, these musicians bring it on home. Gino: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Abdiel: Twitter

Lia Colabello

WATCH: “More Ocean Less Plastic” A wave-rider turned sports management pro and environmental advocate, this lover of all things aquatic and beachy understands the danger of our polluted oceans, and is looking to shift the tide. Website | Instagram

Lefford Fate

WATCH: “Correcting Corrections: Why I am In Prison” From Command Chief of the nation’s premier F-16 fighter wing to the wings of an overcrowded prison system, this mental health and military professional has some thoughts about how prison can better serve the mentally ill.

Jason Groce

WATCH: “Forget What Your Mom Said: Laugh At Me” Brace yourself for this improv and sketch comedian disguised as a graphic designer and aspiring techie. Instagram | Twitter