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TEDxCharlottesville to Host Free Open Mic Night

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TEDxCharlottesville Press Release

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Charlottesville, VA – On September 30 TEDxCharlottesville will host a free Open Mic Night at the Jefferson Theater on the downtown mall.  Thirty participants have been chosen to give their best 2-minute speech and the audience will vote for their favorite electronically.  The topics will vary greatly but all will follow with TEDxCharlottesville's 2013 theme, "The Difference That Makes a Difference."

The winner from the event will earn a space at the first-ever standard TEDxCharlottesville event on November 15 at the Paramount Theater.

"The response we received was phenomenal." TEDx committee member, Ann Kinston expressed. "We are overwhelmed and ecstatic by the number of folks who applied to speak. TED is about bringing ideas and people together to share in progressive discussion, which couldn't be more fitting for the Charlottesville community."

Over 65 people applied to be part of the evening. There will be speeches, poems, and dance performances from the speaker contestants; sure to be an entertaining evening.

Attendees are advised to arrive early, since space is limited. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and speakers will start shortly after. There will be music, a cash bar and prizes throughout the night.

The main event, TEDxCharlottesville "The Difference That Makes a Difference", will be held on November 15, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater with a reception and live music concert at the Jefferson Theater.

Tickets and more information about the event can be found at http://www.tedxcharlottesville.com and at http://www.theparamount.net.

TEDxCHARLOTTESVILLE EVENTS

Open Mic Night: September 30 – FREE at the Jefferson Theater

TEDxCharlottesville: November 15  at the Paramount Theater

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