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Inaugural TEDxSedona Event Announced for October 2017


SEDONA, AZ, May 17, 2017 – TEDxSedona event organizer Rob Portil announced today that TEDx will be coming to Sedona, Arizona on October 14, 2017. The all-day event will be held at The Collective Sedona.


“We are very excited to announce the first TEDxSedona event,” said Portil. “Sedona is a world-renowned destination known for high-caliber conferences, and we look forward to adding TEDxSedona to its agenda of memorable events. We are assembling a roster of amazing national and local speakers that will fulfill the mission of ‘ideas worth spreading’ and provide thought-provoking and inspiring insights for attendees.”


TEDxSedona is a not-for-profit event. A limited number of event sponsorships are available for local and regional businesses.


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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.com. 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 TED.com, 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.


For additional information on TEDxSedona, please visit our website. All press requests should be sent to Rob Portil at Rob@TEDxSedona. Rob is the official spokesperson for TEDxSedona.


To inquire about becoming a sponsor for TEDxSedona, please email event marketing manager Marci Taylor at Marci@TEDxSedona.com. You may also follow TEDxSedona on Facebook.


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 TEDxPR@ted.com.


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