About Us

TEDxEvansStreet is an all-day independently organized TED event experience dedicated to spreading ideas by blending innovation, insight, and storytelling. The experience collectively ignites the Florence community’s commitment to lifelong learning and spark positive change.

The 2018 theme is CHANGE AGENTS.  According to Greek Philosopher Heraclitus, the one constant in life is change. Change as he believed it to be was the sheer acceptance that opposition forces are essential for living life. It is the clinging to what is known and considered to be safe that is the downfall of life, which is not growth. One cannot help but think there is nothing new in this great world, one or something can only make or become different, thus giving us change. The thought then goes to be an active principle that serves as a guiding intelligence that achieves a result or producing an effect. On what? That what can be as inventive and innovative as possible if mankind is represented to the fullest with maximum result to live an essential life. A change agent makes a difference in the status quo. They authenticate differences through problem solving, while creating new paradigms or models that will further advance who we are. It takes practice, examination, and ethical behavior. Are you a CHANGE AGENT?

About TEDx/TED

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

TEDxEvansStreet Team

Licensee/Lead Organizer

Tonita Perry, info@tedxevansstreet.org

Speakers/Performers

Bernadette Ross, speakers@tedxevansstreet.org

Production 

Uschi Jeffcoat and Chermaine Lyde, production@tedxevansstreet.org

Audience & Outreach

Debra Lowery, admin@tedxevansstreet.org

Volunteers

Les Echols, volunteers@tedxevansstreet.org

Public Relations/Marketing Communications

Pete Mazzaroni, pr@tedxevansstree.org

Digital

Alice Fuller, webmaster@tedxevansstreet.org