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TEDxSavannah to inspire, spark discussion on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus May 16

TEDxSavannah is one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, offering individuals and organizations in Savannah a platform to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

In its 13th year, TEDxSavannah will take place in Georgia Southern University’s Fine Arts Auditorium on the Armstrong Campus on May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. with special rates for Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff. Doors open at noon and a special TEDxSavannah speaker meet-and-greet will immediately follow the main event.

In line with this year’s theme, “Convergence,” there will be thought-provoking talks from 12 speakers who include Georgia Southern’s Wildlife Center executive director, a Stanford University fellow who specializes in artificial intelligence, a bestselling author, and other area leaders. Short breaks in between talks will be punctuated with high-energy, live performances.

Karla Jennings is a Georgia Southern communication senior lecturer and a TEDxSavannah speaker coach and organizing committee member. 

“I’m excited to be part of the team bringing TEDxSavannah to the Armstrong Campus,” said Jennings. “With 12 amazing speakers from our community sharing their ‘ideas worth spreading’ on stage, the half-day event is a chance to bring the greater Savannah community together. It’s a chance to step away from the day-to-day and discuss important issues in ways that we hope can affect change. And, the conversations can continue at the meet-and-greet after the main event.”

Sponsors of the event include Georgia Southern’s College of Arts and Humanities, Parker College of Business, College of Education and Waters College of Health Professions.

2024 TEDxSavannah speakers include:

●    Elizabeth Adams, affiliate fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

●    Bruce Feiler, best-selling author, speaker and TV host

●      Lillian Grant-Baptiste, Gullah-Geechee storyteller and founder of Baobab Speaks Consulting Group

●      Dr. Deidre Grim, executive director, Forsyth Farmers’ Market

●      Steve Hein, founder and executive director, Georgia Southern University Wildlife Center

●      Mike Kentz, English teacher, Benedictine Military School

●      Suzanne Kirk, president and executive human resources consultant, Employee Development Strategies, Inc.

●      Jessica Leigh Lebos, award-winning writer

●      Briana Paxton, CEO, Hestia Community Partners LLC

●      Bonzo Reddick, M.D., M.P.H., district health director, Georgia Department of Public Health

●      Nina Samuels, Georgia Southern art student, sculptor working with clay and sustainable materials

●      Christian Shellman, community development manager, Housing Savannah, Inc.

For more information on TEDxSavannah and to purchase discounted tickets for Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff, visit here.

TEDxSavannah is an immersive event created to stimulate dialogue through engaging talks and session breaks designed to give individuals and organizations in Savannah a platform to meet, share ideas and collaborate.


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