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TEDxCharlottesville to Host First Event in November

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 – Charlottesville, VA -- On Friday, November 15th 2013, TEDxCharlottesville will host its first TEDx event, "TEDxCharlottesville - The Difference That Makes a Difference" at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia with a special satellite stream at The Jefferson Theater.

TEDxCharlottesville is the first standard TEDx event in Charlottesville. ""TEDxCharlottesville will be a seminal event in the history of downtown Charlottesville seeking to stimulate passionate, local citizens to see their world and their community in extraordinary new ways in the context of both realism and optimism. While the main event of TEDxCharlottesville will be November 15th, the effect of over 1,000 thinkers and doers coming together with the expressed purpose of sharing stimulating ideas will extended far beyond the initial presentation our 20+ speakers and entertainers who come from all over the country."  - Roger Voisinet, Co-Chair 

TEDxCharlottesville originally launched in December 2012 to create a space for "Ideas Worth Spreading." TEDxCharlottesville aims to contribute to strengthening the cultural atmosphere of our city by creating a united environment amongst the speakers, volunteer staff members, and participants.

The event will be held on November 15, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater with a live remote event at The Jefferson Theater. Following the Speaker conference, there will be a reception and live music at the Jefferson Theater starting at 7:00pm. Complimentary food and drink will be provided throughout the day and evening.

The speakers and performers are as follows in alphabetical order. For detailed biographies visit the TEDxCharlottesville speaker page:

ALMA Telescope – Atacama Large Millimeter Array

Chandler Van Voorhees - Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants, grows, and sells permanent forests.  

Dawn Averitt Bridge– Founder of The Well Project, a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS

Edwin Roa– Choreographer, Founder of Zabor Dance, Teaching confidence, social acceptance, and lessons of life through the art of dance.

Dr. Jeffrey Elias, M.D. – Focused Ultrasound Surgery, using focused ultrasound for the treatment of movement disorders such as Essential Tremor and Parkinson's disease.

Joel Fuhrman - American board-certified family physician who specializes in nutrition-based treatments for obesity and chronic disease.

John Hunter – World Peace Teacher, musician, teacher, filmmaker and game designer, John Hunter has dedicated his life to helping children realize their full potential.

John Kluge, JR. – Co-Founder, Toilet Hackers,

Laura Thomas – Director of the Charlottesville High School Orchestra

Dr. Leslie Gordon, M.D. – Progeria Researcher, discovered the gene defect in Progeria.

Matt Mason – BitTorrent, Author of The Pirate's Dilemma

Nicole Boxer-Keegan – Producer of the Invisible War

Ralph Cohen – Co-Founder of American Shakespeare Center

R. Edward Freeman - University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, prolific educator, consultant and speaker, best known for his work on the topics of Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics.

Sarah Bloom Raskin – Board Member, The Federal Reserve System, Appointed to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System by Barack Obama. Responsible for regulating a vast array of interconnected financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and trust companies, among others.

Zoë Romano – Runner, Zoë Goes Running, Zoë is attempting to be the first person to run the Tour de France.

The event can be followed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tedx_cville and on sale information will be announced in the coming weeks.

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