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2013 TEDxLewisburg Speakers

On Sept. 26, TEDxLewisburg will bring 11 dynamic speakers from the Greenbrier Valley and beyond to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre for an afternoon of thoroughly enjoyable, thought-provoking talks. The theme for this year’s event is, “The Future… Not What it Used to Be.” The program will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to all.

The Speakers for the event include writer Eric Fritzius, design strategist Nic DiPalma, dramatist Margaret Baker, science officer Will FitzHugh, retired food industry executive Ron Magruder, life coach and community organizer Barbara Wyckoff, Watson Fellow Ben Long, Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester, attorney and Middle East conflict scholar Steven Drachman, musician Russell Fallstad, and poet Sarah Elkins. The talks will each last approximately 15 minutes and will be accompanied with TED Talks videos from TED conferences. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their reactions to the material presented during scheduled breaks and at a reception following the presentations. Refreshments will be available all day.

After the event, videos of the talks will be available to watch on YouTube. Videos from the successful 2013 TEDxLewisburg can be viewed online on the TEDx YouTube channel. Last year’s event was held at Carnegie Hall and the theme was “Not Your Grandfather’s Mountain Wisdom.”

TEDxLewisburg will be presented this year with generous support from Mark Collins, CPA, the One Foundation, Roe Walker Family Foundation, Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation and Greenbrier Valley Theatre. However, in order to help cover the costs of editing videos posted online, tickets must be purchased for the event. The cost of a ticket is $20. Seats are limited to 100. Tickets are available through the Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s box office. Call 304-645-3838 or stop in at 113 E. Washington Street, Lewisburg.

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