September 5, 2015


Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg





About the Event /

TEDxTampaBay 2015 is complete. We laughed, cried, wondered and even peered into the future. We enjoyed amazing music by some of the Bay area’s best musicians. We shared ideas and connected with like-minded attendees.

None of this could have happened if it wasn’t for a committed group of people who came together throughout the year to plan, organize and coordinate every detail. That’s why we’d like to thank all of our volunteers, partners, sponsors and attendees for making this such a special event.

Thanks to Industrial Strength Staging for such an incredible stage, sound and lighting experience.

Thanks to the ThinkTank team for tirelessly updating our website, designing our t-shirts and helping out the day of our event.

Thanks to the Palladium for hosting us at such a welcoming venue.

A special thanks to Valpak for sharing a small army of incredible volunteers spearheaded by Nancy Martin.

Thanks to our generous food and drink sponsors, Craftsman House and The Mill, for wonderful refreshments.

Thanks to the Body Electric Yoga Company for providing free morning yoga to all of our TEDxers.

Thanks to Thrill St. Petersburg for truly “shaking things up” before lunch.

Thanks to the Balance Boutique for offering unique gifts for our presenters and to Tropical Smoothie for your contribution to our VIP goodie bags.

Thanks to Studio@620 for helping us manage our ticket sales and sponsorship funding.

Thanks to all of our presenters who worked incredibly hard to hone their talks over the past several months — the quality of your talks was amazing. And of course, thanks to Jen&Ray and Shankh & Friends for elevating our experience throughout the day.

Finally, thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket. Your contribution and participation is what makes TEDxTampaBay so unique. We simply could not have done it without you.


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Event Speakers /

Additional presenters for our Sept. 2015 event will be announced in the coming months.
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Karthik Narayan

Can Algorithms Transform Public Transportation?

Mary Spio

The Art of Possibility – Building for Great Impact

Body Electric Yoga

Morning Yoga

David Z. Morris

At the Speed of Money: How Cryptocurrency Will Transform Everything

Tara Hechlik Newsom

The Constitution: It’s Personal

Luisa “LuLu” Padro

The Emergence of the Muse

Kevin Jans

Why the Micro-niche is Mighty

Christine Laurenzi

Educating a Future of Inspired Minds

Mike Fecht

Journey to Authenticity : A New Way of Being

Shankh & Friends

Kirtan & World Fusion Music

Jen & Ray


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Yoga by Body Electric

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TEDx Tampa Bay 2015 General Admission


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Ticket Type Ticket Price Quantity Total Price
USD 75 USD 75.00

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Event Organizers /

TEDxTampaBay is an all-volunteer effort made up of eclectic, passionate and driven organizers. In our free time, we brainstorm, strategize and collaborate to bring the highest quality TEDx events to the Tampa Bay area. Although organizing TEDxTampaBay is basically an unpaid second job, it is also incredibly fun.

Gina Clifford

TEDxTampaBay Founder and Licensee

Dugg Hadden

Audio Visual & Staging

Joe Hamilton

Sponsorship Relations

Nick Hinckley


Elizabeth Markie

Curator, Speaker Coach,On-Stage Host

Daniel James Scott


Kathleen Taylor

Curator, Speaker Coach, On-Stage Host

Recent Blog Posts / what's the latest?

Thank You Tampa Bay

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Join Us on August 20 for a Free TEDxTampaBay Salon Event

  Join the TEDxTampaBay team on Thursday, August 20 for a free evening of conversation around inspiring TED videos. Our TEDxTampaBay Sponsor, Valpak, is partnering with us to bring this cool salon event to Tampa Bay. Facilitating the discussion around our videos

What is... /


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  Our event is called TEDxTampaBay.  At our TEDxTampaBay event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.  The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg

253 5th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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