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Posted on June 6, 2017


-TEDxEvansStreet Calls for Speakers-

(Florence, S.C., June 6, 2017) – – Florencejoins South Carolina cities from across the state in hosting the first ever TEDx, TEDxEvansStreet event, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Florence Little Theatre, 10 AM to 4 PM, and the theme for the event will be “The Audacity to Dream.”

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The Florence event is called TEDxEvansStreet, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxEvansStreet, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxEvansStreet is an independent TEDx event operated under license issued by TED and is open to the public. Florence County has quite a few thought leaders which this platform would be fitting to give them voice,” said Tonita Perry, the TEDx licensee and organizer of the event. “We hope TEDxEvansStreet will be a connector and catalyst for those who have a dream to share, resulting in action and all going back to “ideas worth spreading.”  The event will feature approximately 20 diverse speakers and performers, with dreamy points of view,on an array of subject areas.  

The Florence planning committee has an open call for speakers and performers, for which each is charged with speaking or performing 6-8 minutes. Those selected will have to participate in a speaker and performer training beginning in July in preparation for the event.  Anyone interested in participating can visit the website,, and complete the application for consideration.  The application process will close on June23.

Ms. Perry said, “Whether conscious or unconscious, we can only hope we all dare to do it – dream.  Some who dare to dream, dream to make a difference in someone else’s life or simply their own.  Either way, the real revelation in making a dream a tangible reality that often encourages, motivates, and frankly, deals with real issues uninhibited is to live it.  We look forward to hearing from the dreamers of Florence County.”

Speakers and performers talk may reach a vast audience on the web.  In addition to being posted on TEDxEvansStreet website and YouTube channel, TED will select some TEDx talks to be released online and most are viewed by at least 100,000people, and some by several million. Indeed, in aggregate, TED Talks have been viewed more than 100 million times worldwide. This exposure has transformed the careers of many TEDx presenters and performers, either by introducing them to larger audiences or recasting them as a thought leader.

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