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Philanthropy Friday: TEDxColumbus Speaker Preview Videos

Nick George, The Columbus Foundation Nick George, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: TEDxColumbus Speaker Preview Videos
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This year’s TEDxColumbus on Nov. 11 at COSI will celebrate “A Moment in Time.” During the day-long experience, 18 speakers and performers will present their discoveries, innovations, observations, and more in engaging 18-minute presentations.

If you haven’t watched TED videos before, or you aren’t sure how TEDx is different from TED, you should read this simple explanation.

The speakers are all from central Ohio and will offer astonishing lessons and surprising stories. We caught up with a dozen of this year’s speakers to get a quick taste of what to expect from their TED talk. Check the brief videos out below.

Alex Bandar
Visionary, Metallurgist, Connector

Bart Overly
Futurist, Architect, Thinker

Claudia Kirsch
Radiologist, Artist, Pioneer

David Burns
Innovator, Antagonist, Educator, Father

Denny Griffith
Artist, Administrator, Visionary

Dirk Knemeyer
Provocateur, Entrepreneur, Thinker

Jamie Greene
Planner, Architect, Collaborator

Mark Berman
Naturalist, Educator, Entomologist

Maryanna Klatt
Researcher, Yogi, Teacher

Mike Figliuolo
Traveler, Teacher, Entrepreneur

Theresa Flores
Warrior, Vigilante, Advocate

Trent Tipple
Survivor, Father, Scientist

Visit tedxcolumbus.com to learn more about all of 2011 speakers as well as registration information.

This recent broadcast of All Sides with Ann Fisher also offers a lot of great insight into the excitement and ideas behind the third annual TEDxColumbus.

The Columbus Foundation is proud to support this innovative community conversation.

Philanthropy Friday is a feature series produced by The Columbus Foundation that highlights Columbus area nonprofit organizations. For more nonprofit information, follow us on Twitter at @colsfoundation and like The Columbus Foundation on Facebook.

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