Diverse Group of 22 Thought Leaders Will Highlight Inaugural TEDxDupreePark

The inaugural TEDxDupreePark, a daylong gathering of 22 brilliant speakers offering diverse trend setting conversations and ideas, will be taking place on May 15, 2020 in downtown Woodstock, Georgia at MadLife Stage and Studios.

“TEDxDupreePark was envisioned because we believe that across the globe, community elders, leaders, and people must come together by stepping forward to fiercely and eloquently speak their hope and passion for the future of mankind,” said the event creator and organizer, Steven Monahan.

“We were inspired by an ancient Greek proverb to create the TEDx and to choose the theme, ‘Seeding Greatness,'” continued Monahan. “The proverb is ‘Great societies flourish when elders plant trees they know they will never sit under.'”

Speakers selected to appear at TEDxDupreePark include Al Lopez, MBA, Canton, GA; Ariel Thomas Nessel, Ross, CA; Aurea McGarry, Cumming, GA; Brielle Cotterman, Shelbyville, KY; Bryce Jones, Woodstock, GA; Chris Lowe, Ocoee, FL; Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Oakland, CA; Dayna Martin, Miami, FL; Joshua Ludlam, Marietta, GA; Julie Donnelly, Sarasota, FL; Leah Garcés, Decatur, GA; Leonid Vorobyev, Moscow, Russia; Lynn Rose, Marina del Rey, CA; Lynn Sherwood, Jackson, WY; Mark Hayes, Dacula, GA; Michael Good, DVM, Marietta, GA; Ocean Robbins, Santa Cruz, CA; Seanlai, Lake Worth, FL; Taleed Brown, Lithonia, GA; Terry Brock, MBA, CSP, CPAE, Orlando, FL; Tom Eddington, Taos, NM; and Joseph Gandolfo, MA, Woodstock, GA.

“We have carefully curated a diverse group of prominent presenters who will inspire critical thinking about some of society’s biggest challenges — health, sustainability, freedom, nutrition, ethics, technology, animal welfare, artificial intelligence, and more,” said Curator & COO, Gina Carr.

Steven Monahan is the creator and licensed Organizer for TEDxDupreePark. Mike Sena is the Co-Organizer, Gina Carr is the Curator and COO. Wendi Freeman is the Event Manager. For more information visit www.TEDxdupreepark.com.

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 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all 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 growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.

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