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TEDxOgden Announces 2018 Dates and a Call for Speakers and Performers

TEDxOgden committee members are excited to announce the second annual event will take place on June 29 at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater in downtown Ogden.

Ogden, UT (March 20, 2018) - TEDxOgden committee members are excited to announce the second annual event will take place on June 29 at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater in downtown Ogden. Centered around the theme “ILLUMINATION”, they are currently seeking dynamic speakers, performers, volunteers and sponsors for the event.

“TEDxOgden promises to be an unforgettable experience, one that will take the audience on a journey with our speakers to explore ideas they never imagined possible,” said TedxOgden Project Manager Amir Jackson. “If you or anyone you know has an idea that could garner lasting change in our community please encourage them to apply. We want to cumulate the many talents that makes Ogden so unique.”

TEDxOgden spreads ideas and perspectives to spark conversation and connections in the community. The event uses TED’s celebrated format of short, thoughtfully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning, inspiration, and wonder while also prompting conversations that matter.

“This event brings the spirit of TED to Ogden,” said TEDx Ogden Co- Organizer Michael Lindenmayer, “We are searching for thoughtful, informed, passionate speakers who have an idea worth spreading that can ultimately change you, the community, and the world.”  

The planning committee is looking for speakers and performers who can tie in TEDxOgden’s chosen theme, “ILLUMINATION” in areas of technology, education and design in 12 minutes or less. Potential speakers and performers should submit their idea with a short bio to by April 6. The TEDxOgden planning committee will review all applications and will invite selected candidates to audition by April 20. Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxOgden 2018 speaker or performer.

The TEDx Ogden committee is being led by Amir Jackson with Nurture the creative mind and is comprised of representatives who work, live and play in Weber County. Co-organizers include Commissioner James Ebert and Marty Smith with Weber County, Kseniya Lindenmayer with Linden + Linden, Kassi Bybee and Gary Griffeth with the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Lorie Buckley with Ogden City, Clairesse Milijour with GOAL Foundation and Sydnie Furton with Visit Ogden.

TEDx is a global program of independently organized events licensed by TED. Visit or the TEDxOgden Facebook page for the most up-to-date details on the 2018 event. Videos of talks from the 2016 TEDxOgden event can be viewed on the website and Facebook page as well. 

Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to Melody Serafino, TEDx Media Liaison, at

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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, 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. 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 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, 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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For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit