September 5, 2015


Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg





About the Event /


This year, we’ve chosen “Emergence” as our event theme. Technology is hastening humanity’s impact on the universe at an unprecedented scale, forcing us to confront the “highest good” of these changes. There is a hunger for a new kind of leadership in the world, for our companies, our schools and our laws. Decades of self-help have led us to a psychological and spiritual readiness – for what? What’s next? What technologies and ideologies put us on the verge of something exponential? What is now emerging that will change the course of humanity?

What is TEDx

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.

What is TED

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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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

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Yoga by Body Electric

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Event Price list /

TEDx Tampa Bay 2015 General Admission


TEDx Tampa Bay 2015 Premium Package


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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

Event Location

Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg

253 5th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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