Perrysburg’s Way Library to host TEDx eventWritten by Jay Hathaway | | email@example.com
A lineup of the area’s premier idea artists will be speaking in Perrysburg this weekend.
The Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave, is hosting TEDx from 7-10 p.m. April 12. A limited number of tickets are on sale now for $35, and may be purchased in person at Way Library or online at tedxwaypubliclibrary.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Food, premium coffee, a swag bag and a T-shirt will be included with admission.
TEDx is part of the worldwide TED phenomenon. TED — Technology, Entertainment, Design — started as an invitation-only conference in 1984, and brought together experts from each of those three disciplines sharing their best ideas. Since then, TED has grown into a global phenomenon, with millions attending conferences or viewing videos online.
Natalie Dielman, programming specialist at Way Library and curator for the TEDx event, noted in a press release that the event is designed to be a “one-of-a-kind conference — not the kind with a keynote speaker on a distant dais giving a lengthy presentation, but a conference with five distinctly different, extremely qualified, passionate speakers.”
The lineup of speakers features educator Thomas L. Hosler, composer C.R. Kasprzyk, neuroscientist Timothy Marzullo, author and philanthropist Julie K. Rubini and advocate Ken Leslie.
Speakers are given 18 minutes or less to present “ideas worth spreading,” per the original TED format and philosophy.
Leslie, founder of Toledo nonprofits 1Matters and Veterans Matter, said that for his session, he will discuss the “Power of 1.”
“It’s about the incredible power that every single person has within them to be able to change lives,” Leslie said. “There’s never been another ‘you,’ and never again will there be another ‘you,’ so what are you going to do with that?”
In the release, Dielman said the goal of TEDx is that “participants will be enriched and challenged to give and receive the inspiration and motivation to change themselves and the world for the better.”
For more information, contact Natalie Dielman at (419) 874-3135, ext. 112, or visit tedxwaypubliclibrary.com.