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 ticket holders for our originally scheduled TEDxCharleston event that was to be held in April still need to register for this virtual event.

TEDxLive Charleston will cover a range of timely topics, from Covid-19 to civil rights and racism to global warming and the environment. You’ll be inspired, motivated and hopefully moved to action to help share these ideas that matter and help make a difference in our local community on some level.

Enjoy great insight from the likes of Bill Gates, John Lewis and Jane Goodall. And hear first hands from slightly less famous folks about how even small steps can make a big difference in long journeys.

To help you enjoy the evening, our friends at Rappahannock Oyster Bar and Edmund’s Oast are offering special discounts to TEDxLiveCharleston registrants.

20% off take-out orders                                                         15% off wine

Rappahannock Oyster Bar                                                      Edmund’s Oast

701 East Bay St.                                                                      1081 Morrison Drive

843-576-4693                                                                         (843) 727-1145

The event starts at 5:30 and you’ll receive the access information when you register here.

About TEDxCharleston

TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art, performance and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston, South Carolina community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. For more information and to view all past TEDxCharleston talks and performances, visit Follow TEDxCharleston on Twitter at, on Facebook at, and Instagram at

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiativeTED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

Follow TED on Twitter at, on Facebook at, on Instagram at and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.


Emily Trogdon