TEDxCharleston Seeks Volunteers for 2020 Event; Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

CHARLESTON, SC – December 4, 2019: Gearing up for the 2020 event, TEDxCharleston is now seeking event volunteers and has also opened applications for the organization’s scholarship program.

TEDxCharleston is seeking energetic volunteers skilled in event management to assist in registration/check-in, ushering and crowd control, food and beverage, and set-up/break-down. Volunteers must be available for the following dates:

  • Volunteer Orientation – Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Rehearsal – Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Event – Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:30 am- 7:00 pm

To register to volunteer, complete the online form here.

Every year, TEDxCharleston provides individuals in the community with free admission to the event through its financial aid scholarship program. If you would like to attend TEDxCharleston, but cannot due to financial-challenges, fill out the online scholarship application form. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020.

“The pursuit of TEDxCharleston is to share ‘ideas worth spreading’ to inspire and impact our community; therefore, we believe that everyone should have access to attend the event,” said Edith Howle, curator of TEDxCharleston. “And we could not host this event were it not for our dedicated team and passionate volunteers. It is through their planning, hard work, and execution that we can deliver this sought-after event; we are so grateful.”

The theme for the April 2020 event is CASCADES, which will be a showcase of ideas that trigger great force and movement within the Charleston community and beyond.

Stay up to date on TEDxCharleston event updates and view talks from past speakers at tedxcharleston.org.

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 tedxcharleston.org. Follow TEDxCharleston on Twitter at twitter.com/tedxcharleston, on Facebook at facebook.com/tedxcharleston, and Instagram at Instagram.com/tedxcharleston.

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 TED.com 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 TED.com, 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 initiative TED-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 http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

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