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2014 TEDxDayton Talks Now Available For Viewing

The second TEDxDayton event sold out in record time before the actual event took place on October 17 last year. More than 1,000 people, representing area college students, community and business leaders, and TED fans were treated to an incredible day of fresh ideas from 24 speakers and performers. This week the 2014 speaker videos (performances available in the coming week) were posted to YouTube for those who were unable to attend or who would like to remember their favorite TEDxDayton moments. Fans of the event can visit TEDxDayton 2014 Speakers to choose from approximately two and a half hours of magical moments from some of the region’s brightest minds sparking deep discussion and connections, inspired by the TED talks mantra of promoting “ideas worth spreading.”  TEDxDayton Press Release for Ticket Launch

“It’s been exciting to experience this community’s overwhelming support for TEDxDayton,” said event co-chair Sean Creighton. “Dayton is a community full of passionate, inspired and engaged people, of dreamers and doers in the world. The way this community has embraced TEDxDayton really illustrates this fact.”

“We’d like to thank everyone who made the 2014 event possible,” said event co-chair Stephanie Gottschlich, “And the Dayton community’s ongoing and enthusiastic commitment to keeping TEDxDayton an annual event.”

Planning is currently underway for the 2015 TEDxDayton event. Visit in April for updates and more details on what’s in store for this fall.

TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for posts about the 2014 events, speakers, photos and more.

2014 TEDxDayton Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Wright-Patt Credit Union

Underwriting Sponsors: CoxMedia Group Ohio, Dayton Children’s, Dayton Dental Collaborative, JangoMail, The Miami Valley School, Morris Furniture Co. Inc., PNC, Premier Health, Sinclair Community College, SOCHE, Soin International, Synchrony Financial, University of Dayton, UES, Wright State University

Patron Sponsors: CareSource, eHealth Data Solutions, Horan, Levin Family Foundation, Miami Valley Fair Housing, St. Mary Development Corporation, Vella Inc., Wright State Research Institute

Media SponsorsDayton Daily News, Dayton Local, Dayton Most Metro, ThinkTV, WYSO (91.3 FM)

In-Kind Sponsors: Dayton Art Institute, Miami Valley Pottery, Shumsky, Victoria Theatre Association 

2014 TEDxDayton Steering Committee Partners

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, CoxMedia Group Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton Metro Library, Morris Furniture Co., Sinclair Community College, SOCHE, University of Dayton, Wright State University

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDayton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDayton event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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