TEDxCharlotte 2014 Speakers

What can you expect from speakers at TEDxCharlotte 2014? For one thing, it’s certain that they will provide answers, present ideas and raise questions worth sharing. Take a closer look at the list the speakers as they are updated on this section of our website. A final list of eight speakers will be announced soon.

Here’s our speakers for TEDxCharlotte 2014:


Dale Mullennix

Executive Director, Urban Ministry Center

Dale will be giving the Welcoming Address


Mary Newsom

Associate Director, Urban & Regional Affairs, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Sharon Dowell

Sharon Dowell

Artist & UNCC Gallery Coordinator


Chuck Hawks

CEO, Teen Driving Solutions


Chris McLeod

President, Giving Matters


Doug Rader

Chief Oceans Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Chip Edens

Chip Edens

Rector, Christ Episcopal Church

Jen Band

Jen Band

Founder and Executive Director of Playing for Others





CarlosAlexis Cruz

Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement, UNC Charlotte

Here’s our special performers for TEDxCharlotte 2014:


Herrison Chicas

Professional Spoken Word Artist


Audrey Baran

Artist Director/Dancer, Baran Dance