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. These events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. TED provides the rules and guidelines, but TEDxCharlottesville is independently organized and executed. Since 2013, TEDxCharlottesville has participated in the TEDx mission to bring awareness to the rich talent, creativity and innovation found here in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Thanks to the support of our generous partners, we are able to provide a quality community event, intended to spark deep discussion and thought among attendees, speakers, volunteers and the community as a whole. With these partnerships we are also able to offer complimentary tickets to non-profit and educational groups.
Speaker LiaisonA self-proclaimed body mechanic and social scientist, Isabella has devoted the past 30 years to educating American families about the truth underlying the path towards wellness. Her programs teach people how to take care of not just their bodies, but their cognitive function, moods and memory. "Movement is nourishment for the human body as well as the brain. But we need smaller amounts of movement more often..less is more..and we need to do less in a better fashion." For Isabella, teaching America how to feel better is not just a vocation-it is her avocation and passion. "The goal for each day of our lives should be feeling better. When we feel better, we will all do better." Isabella is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, a certified professional trainer, the creator of Yoga Vitamins ™, Resort Yoga ™, Heartbeat™ and the Betti Pot Neti ™.
Lead CoachKate is an actor, writer, and speaker coach. She coaches speakers for all kind of events ranging from TED Talks to commencement speeches, key note addresses, pith fests and even wedding toasts. Kate’s work focuses on crafting and delivering extraordinary speeches, while allowing each speaker’s best self to shine through by shedding the habits and anxieties that cloud their natural expression. Her clients have included leaders in the corporate, educational and non-profit worlds including: American Express, AOL, Deloitte and Touche, The Federal Reserve Bank, the Central Intelligence Agency, University College London, Harvard Business School Executive Education, Columbia University Executive Education, Darden Business School Executive Education, Live Arts Theater, and the UVA Women’s Center. A professional actor with over 30 years experience in TV, film and stage, Kate has performed in NYC, Boston, and at the Edinburgh Fringe. In NYC she worked extensively with the Barrow Group and the Circle Rep Lab, where she is a member. She was a Visiting Artist at the Cleveland School for the Arts for many years, developed and taught programs in NYC with the National Actors’ Theater, and has taught Acting for the Camera for the Lighthouse and Live Arts in Charlottesville, VA. As a clinical social worker, Kate has worked with children and adults in a private practice as well as inner-city schools and prisons. Kate holds a BA in theater from Wesleyan University and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Hal, two children, and two one fish. email@example.com
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, TEDTalks 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. TED provides the rules and guidelines, but TEDxCharlottesville is independently organized and executed. Since 2013, TEDxCharlottesvile has participated in the TEDx mission to bring awareness to the rich talent, creativity and innovation found here in Charlotteville, Virginia.
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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California IN 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.