TEDxRVA Announces Final 2016 Speaker List

By Boomer Staff | March 29th, 2016


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The speaker lineup has been set. The performers have been selected. The interactive elements are planned. The food choices are lined up. TEDxRVA 2016 is ready to go! All that’s left is for you to be there.

See the final speaker roster, including those previously announced, here:

Interdisciplinary Artist John Freyer

Systems Biologist Stefan Bekiranov

Juvenile Justice Activists Gina Lyles and Trey Hartt

Burlesque Performer Moxie LaBouche

Drug Intervention Specialist Bill Maher

Educator Dr. Makola Abdullah

Soul Care Advocate Sheila Battle

Human Rights Activist John Dau

Psychologist Danielle Dick

Community Advocate Ted Elmore

Trauma Informed Care Specialist Allison Jackson

Special Needs Advocate Pam Mines

Rehabilitation Engineer Dr. Peter Pidcoe

Architectural Historian Robert Russell

Perfumer Holladay Saltz

Educator and Choreographer Dr. Gaynell Sherrod

Performing Artist Jessica “Culture Queen” Smith

Sound Artist Stephen Vitiello

In addition to the speakers, the final list of performers has been announced for TEDxRVA: VCU’s premiere spoken-word organization and Slam Team “Good Clear Sound,” Anhayla Stanley, Andrew Alli & Josh Small, Gull, and Victoria Williams.

TEDxRVA, now in its fourth year, will be held on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center. Andy Stefanovich will return as the event’s curator and host. As in previous years, the conference will feature a central theme and, like themes of the past, this year’s is elegant in its simplicity: ARTFUL.

Tickets are available online and at the Dominion Arts Center box office for $50. If you can make it to the box office, it will be worth the trip, as you will save up to $13 in ticketing fees.

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