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TEDxTarrytown, Kimberly Marcus, Organizer

In Collaborating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

 The Hack: Binge listen to the Hacking the Red Circle podcast ūüėČKimberly Marcus traveled the path to the Red Circle first as a speaker then made her way to Organizer of TEDxTarrytown in 2017. She made the trek to TEDFest in Brooklyn to remove the population cap off her event. She went to Brooks Institute (originally here in Santa Barbara) …
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TEDxBeaconStreet – John Werner, Organizer

In Collaborating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

The Hack: Find an architectural design firm who will take on your set design as a pro-bono project. John Werner is the Organizer of TEDxBeaconStreet, one of the top TEDx events that other Organizers would love to visit. In this episode, you’ll learn why John and his event have been so successful, with over 86 million views of their Talks since …
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TEDxWilmington, Ajit Mathew George, Organizer

In Collaborating, Curating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

Ajit George is the Organizer of TEDxWilmington, located in Delaware. He is a bundle of energy, as evidenced by the fact that his tribe produces 12 events a year, with 172 speakers and 164 talks. It takes an incredible amount of organization to manage the sheer volume of speakers and attendees. They’ve had 7.4M views of their talks since they starting producing their event in 2011.
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TEDxShekhawati – Masarat Daud, Organizer

In Collaborating, Curating by Mark Sylvester

How do you prepare an event for 7,000 people in rural India from 4,100 miles away in London, and don’t hit the ground running until a week before the event? In this episode, we talk with Masarat Daud, the Organizer of TEDxShekhawati, located about 150 miles west of New Dehli. There were so many challenges producing this event that you’ll not want to miss a minute of this compelling conversation.
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TEDxPittsburgh Chris Daley Organizer

In Curating by Mark Sylvester

Chris Daley is the Organizer of TEDxPittsburgh and is part of a regional TEDx ecosystem with ten events within a short distance. Pittsburgh is a large region, but a small city, so the challenge of colliding events and keeping an identity for each TEDx is something Chris and his team think about.
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TEDxECUAD – Scott Mallory, Organizer

In Curating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

The Hack: Focus on the ideas, not the logistics. Scott Mallory is the lead organizer for TEDxECUAD. This is a university event held in Vancouver at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. This year was their second event, and the interview was just a few days after the event concluded. Scott is an ECUAD¬†MFA graduate and DDM instructor. Scott …
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TEDxAmsterdam – Paul Rispens

In Collaborating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

 The Hack: Fill baskets for attendees with buttons they can wear to identify something about themselves. Have fun with it.I’d been looking forward to posting this conversation with TEDxAmsterdam’s organizer Paul Rispens for some time now. I’d heard such great things about the event, and it’s on the list of TEDx events other organizers would like to attend. Paul has …
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TEDxBuffalo – Alexandra Opiel Organizer

In Curating, Organizing by Mark Sylvester

 The Hack: Keep a good file system of all past press releases, speaker letters, proposals, and documents to save you reinventing them each year.Alexandra Opiel started at TEDxBuffalo as a volunteer, eventually replacing the original license holder and has run the event for the past three years. By days she’s a project manager for a local Buffalo real estate development …
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TEDxAugusta – TEDxGeorgiaTech -Grace and Chloe Belangia – Mother Daughter Team

In Collaborating, Curating by Mark Sylvester

This was the first mother-daughter podcast we’ve done. Mom is Grace Belangia, organizer of TEDxAugusta and Chloe Belangia, her daughter, is the organizer of TEDxGeorgiaTech. It was great to meet them in person at TEDFest and have the opportunity to enjoy the family dynamic in action. You’ll love the back and forth between these two energetic TEDsters.
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TEDxPrague, Samuel Titera, Translator, Team Member

In Collaborating by Mark Sylvester

 The Hack: Go out of your way to connect with every one of the volunteers. Samuel Titera came to TEDxPrague through the route of being one of the four original Czech translators for TED talks. When he learned that TEDx was being organized in Prague for the first time, he offered help as a volunteer and soon became one of …