The theme this year is “Changing World.”
The 2021 TEDxOneonta Speakers and their ideas to spread:
Rebecca Ahmed “Eliminating Workplace Bias in a Zoom Office Culture”
Rachel Kornhauser “Climate Change and Sustainability in the Age of COVID”
Gohar Petrossian “Why Justice for Wildlife Affects You”
Rosalia Rivera “Ending Rape Culture One Word at a Time”
Event Date: September 24, 2021, 6pm
Location: Foothills Performing Arts Center, Main Hall
Tickets are just $25 until August 27th, then $30 thereafter. Space is limited!
**EVENT SOLD OUT IN 2019 – DON’T DELAY **
Go to www.tedxoneonta.com today!
“We are thrilled to have TEDx back in Oneonta in 2021. We had to postpone our event for 2020, but we are back with four wonderful speakers ready to inspire us with new ideas. We have amazing community support, and can’t wait to share these speakers and ideas with everyone,” said Dan Buttermann, TEDxOneonta Co-Founder and Executive Producer. “Since TEDxOneonta’s inception we have been astonished by the reception and the attention our program has received. One of our 2019 speakers, Phoebe Schreiner, has received over 39,000 views of her talk, “Why America Needs a New Foodshed,” and one of our 2018 speakers, Lauren Parsons, had her experience at TEDxOneonta featured in Toastmasters International magazine.”
“Our theme for 2021 is “Changing World,” and our line up of speakers will challenge norms, and our viewpoints. We are again inviting speakers from far and wide to join us this year. We sold out in 2019, so buy your ticket today!” said Lisa Samols, TEDxOneonta Co-Founder and Lead Curator.
TEDxOneonta is designed to bring together a diverse group of community members to share ideas and become changemakers. TEDxOneonta is just the start of the conversation – it makes new connections, reinforces or reignites existing ones. It will open the door of possibility and keep inspiration a part of our lives. Participants will get to know each other and share their stories as well. The event is not a concert or a performance, but one that requires participation and a willingness to engage.
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, Nandan Nilekani, 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 TED Translators Program, 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.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/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.)
The TEDxOneonta Planning Committee:
Dan Buttermann, Lynn Kent, Lisa Samols, Jared Stanley, Liz Rickard, Ursula Sanborn-Overby, AJ Hecox, Leslie Parmerter, Lisa Meschutt
Event FAQ’s & COVID-19
The TEDx Oneonta planning committee is committed to providing a safe event for our speakers and attendees. We will be following the guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) , which are subject to change. Please visit this page as the event draws closer for updated information.
Q: Will I have to wear a mask during the event?
A: Audience members will be required to wear a properly fitting mask during the event. For individuals attending the post-event meet-and-greet, masks will be required unless you are consuming a beverage.
Q: Do I need to be fully vaccinated to attend the event?
A: This event is for fully vaccinated individuals. If you are not vaccinated, please tune in to the livestream on our Facebook page.
Q: Will there be assigned seats for the event?
A: There will be no assigned seats for the event. Audience capacity will be based on CDC/New York State guidelines at the time of the event. Some seating in the venue may be unavailable in order to promote social distancing.
Q: Who should I contact if I have any additional questions about the event?
A: If you have any questions, please feel free to message us on Facebook, or send an email to TEDxOneonta@gmail.com . A member of the planning committee will be in touch with you shortly.