TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
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.)
The theme for this years event is change and we try our best to bring national, regional, and local speakers to share their ideas and thoughts. In addition to the speakers we provide: live entertainment, interactive displays/art, and food
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Dominion Arts Center and Altria Theater box offices, by phone at (800)514-3849 and at etix.com. Tickets subject to applicable fees. ZIP code limits have been set up for online purchases for this show. Call to purchase tickets from an out-of-area ZIP code at (800) 514-3849.