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Tickets Available, Speakers Set for Little Rock’s TED Event

July 24, 2015

Speakers have been announced and tickets now are available for the TEDx event in Little Rock, scheduled for July 24 from the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

Tickets can be purchased here. They start at $20 for students. General admission tickets are $25, and tickets at the door will be available for $30 (cash only).

The event, officially called TEDxMarkhamSt, is one of many independently organized events around the world licensed by TED, the nonprofit devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” The one-day event will include topics such as innovation, health, education, technology and the arts and will include an art show.

The theme for the Little Rock event is “Little Rocks Create Avalanches.”

Arkansas speakers and performers scheduled to appear:

  • International gardening expert P. Allen Smith;
  • Skip Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service;
  • Charles Morgan, co-founder and former CEO of Acxiom and founder of Innovate Arkansas startup PrivacyStar of Little Rock;
  • Arkansas Baptist College president Fitz Hill;
  • Karama Neal, COO of Southern Bancorp Community Partners;
  • Author Celia Anderson;
  • Erica Swallow of Noble Impact;
  • Curtis Lowery, OB/GYN department chair at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences;
  • Stephen Canon, pediatric urologist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and co-founder of Innovate Arkansas firm Phyzit;
  • Little Rock lawyer Anthony Johnson;
  • Cotton Rohrscheib, entrepreneur/developer;
  • Arkansas Business contributor Barry Goldberg;
  • Joel Gordon, director of the Launch Pad maker space at the Innovation Hub;
  • Performing artist/entrepreneur Epiphany Morrow;
  • Little Rock architect Reese Rowland;
  • Chris James, author/entrepreneur.

“The combination of a diverse group of speakers and high caliber art show will form a mix that is sure to lead to exciting new ideas,” said event organizer Salil Joshi in a news release. “The event will offer the Little Rock community an opportunity to share its passion and ideas with communities in the United States and the world.”

This August, Joshi will begin pursuit of a concurrent master’s degree focusing on health policy and management at the Clinton School and the UAMS Fay Boozman College of Public Health. Other event organizers include Ryan Guinee of Hark, Lukas Deem of Retrocat Media and Mike Steely of Sparkible.

Sponsorships remain available (Arkansas Business is one), and more information can be had through social media on Twitter andFacebook. For more information, e-mail [email protected].


July 24, 2015

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