TEDxCharlotte 2014 comes together on October 24th.

Join an intimate fifth edition of TEDxCharlotte. Our upcoming conference will continue a fresh tradition of focusing on brilliant speakers, but the event will be limited. That means we can only offer 400 in-person seats to both returning and new attendees. The conference takes place at Label at the NC Music Factory on October 24th, 2014.

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Interested in volunteering? Please fill out the 2014 TEDxCharlotte Volunteer Application form to apply.

Feb 21

LIVE: Antonia Neet Childs

Category: Video

“I appreciate being here today. It’s been a long journey.” Antonia opens up her talk being authentic, transparent, and grabbing every single person’s attention in the room. Sweets and food let people’s guards down. We all do things for a reason. Those things make us stronger. Somebody needs to hear your story to know that [...]

Feb 21

LIVE: Greg Lacour

Category: Video

Have you seen the Billy Nye vs Ken Ham debate? Clearly there is not a winner. Evolution is merely a theory, like gravity. This is about thinking. A faith based reality in which the principles in faith is applied in public life to everything: economics, environment, fuel efficiency, criminal justice, etc. Anyone can believe anything [...]

Feb 21

LIVE: Herrison Chicas

Category: Video

Herrison performs a poem based on the unexpected and spontaneity. Watching him see his father surrender, thinking he doesn’t belong here, he grabs the attention of our audience. “The same people Americans are holding out with fences are building them.” We are all immigrants. Last time he checked – there was only one race. The [...]

Feb 21

LIVE: Melissa Mummert

Category: Video

“Most days, I go jail willingly.” – Melissa Mummert She never really knows who is going to come in. Sometimes they come in for selling drugs, getting caught shop lifting, and sometimes she has already seen them on the news for allegedly doing horrible things. There are hundreds of women from all walks of life [...]

Feb 21

LIVE: Carol Quillen

Category: Video

Carol grew up reading in the “she likes books more than people” kind of way. She read anything and everything. Many of her sharpest and most important experiences have come through encounters with books. One such encounter is what she focuses her talk on today. Advancing Luna by Alice Walker is a story about two [...]

Feb 15

LIVE: Robin Emmons

Category: Media

Robin Emmons starts her afternoon talk at TEDxCharlotte with a personal story. She quit her Corporate America job in 2008 so she could take care of her homeless older brother. He had been living on the streets for a decade. Emmons decided to follow her brother through the prison and mental health system until the [...]

Feb 15

LIVE: Karla Williams

Category: Media, News

“I think this was a setup,” began Karla Williams, addressing the emerging theme of this year’s TEDxCharlotte. “Holy cow! If I were your age, and I was sitting in this audience, whatever age you are, I’d be thinking ‘This is a very big world, how am I going to find that place, if I haven’t [...]