TEDxEasthamptonWomen Announces Speaker Line-up for 2017

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Event to take place Nov. 2 in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON—TEDxEasthamptonWomen will take place on Nov. 2 at The Boylston Room East in Keystone Mill from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local speakers and TEDWomen videos under the theme of “Bridges.” 

In addition to providing live, local speakers, TEDxEasthamptonWomen will also offer an opportunity to view the eighth annual TEDWomen event, livestreaming from New Orleans, Louisiana. TEDWomen takes place in New Orleans from Nov. 1-3 and will be streamed live to thousands around the globe at nearly 150 events in dozens of countries.

The local and global events aim to highlight the role of women in creating change.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that brings the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have been featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

“Our goal is to provide an immersive learning experience and spark community discussion and involvement on the theme of bridging the world we live in with the one we want to create,” said licensee and organizer Gretchen Duhaime, of Belchertown.

Live speakers at TEDxEasthamptonWomen include: Julia Cole, founder of ReStyle, a service promoting clothing reuse; Brett Costello, a math teacher with a passion for financial literacy for women; Kasey Corsello, co-owner of Corsello Butcheria in Easthampton; Christine Eliason, who will share her humorous take on navigating adulthood as a Millennial; Berit Elizabeth, creator of Emotive Agility, using body language to transform the way you feel; Jacki Jacobs, photographer and video game designer; Dora Lewis, educator coach at Bay Path University; Mary Ann Marzano, founder of Organic Change for Haiti, a nonprofit providing housing and education for Haitian orphans; Cathy McNally, communications coach; Sally Morgan and Trystan Corgi, a physical therapist for pets and people and her Welsh Corgi companion, Morgan; Rob Peck of Zestworks, author and humorist; and Amber Sayer, a blogger, podcaster and autism advocate.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and are available at http://TEDxEasthamptonWomen.com. Lunch and coffee breaks are built into the day’s program.

TEDxEasthamptonWomen sponsors include Beetle Press, The Boylston Rooms, Cider House Media, CJC Events, Easthampton Media, Galaxy restaurant, Girlfriend In Your Closet, Lisa Quiñones Photography, Mill 180 Park, Myer’s Catering, Orange Scarf, Paradise Copies and the Women Business Owners Alliance.

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

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

For more information about TEDxEasthamptonWomen, visit TEDxEasthamptonWomen.com.

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 in a small group. 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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to  thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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