TED first began in 1984 as a national conference that highlighted technology, entertainment and design, and has since become the go-to place for creativity, inspiration and new ideas. Local communities across the world host TEDx events, with the “x” indicating they are independently organized but still follow the TED structure.
For the first time in Tampa Bay, TEDxTampaRiverwalkWomen
will highlight and celebrate creativity, innovation and insight from inspirational women across the world. The event will be held Thursday, December 5, at the John F. Germany Library
in downtown Tampa, in conjunction with the TEDWomen event in San Francisco. Over 150 communities will be hosting TEDxWomen events on the same day.
A live webcast of Session I of TEDWomen
will be shown, along with three local speakers. The global theme is: Invented Here, and celebrates invention in all forms, whether it be inventing a new product or service, creating solutions to world issues such as poverty or inventing yourself through creative expression.
"TEDxWomen is a great way to bring women together to celebrate the wonderful innovations we have come up with and continue to develop," says Jamie Klingman, VP of Learning is For Everyone
, the event's host organization.
Local speakers include Loran Tripp and Lisa Demmi of Lab3 Marketing
, who will talk about embracing differences to make an impact on our communities and the world as a whole. Monica Stynchula will discuss her entrepreneurial venture, Dovetail Care
, which provides innovative approaches to healthcare management for seniors through the use of technology and database management tools.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Jamie Klingman, Learning is for Everyone