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TEDxWilmington, Ajit Mathew George, Organizer

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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

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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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TEDxAmsterdam – Paul Rispens

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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 been involved with TEDx since 2009 and works with a core team of 30. This episode is a lively …

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TEDxAugusta – TEDxGeorgiaTech -Grace and Chloe Belangia – Mother Daughter Team

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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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TEDxLilongwe Vincent Kumwenda Organizer

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Vincent Kumwenda is the Organizer of TEDxLilongwe, located is the capital of Malawi. Because they are next to the second largest lake in the world, they focus on ideas that address local issues, such as Agriculture, Fishing, and the burgeoning startup economy. An interesting fact that you won’t be able to tell from listening is that Vincent called me on …

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TEDxKazimierz – Richard Lucas, Organizer

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Richard Lucas is a British businessman and social entrepreneur. He has lived in Krakow for more than half of his life, having grown up in Oxford. He has been involved with TEDx as a speaker, sponsor, and organizer, with TEDxKazimierz since 2015 and other TEDx events since 2010. Kazimierz is the Jewish district of Krakow and provides a fascinating cultural context to the TEDx event.

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TEDxCampinas – Mario Giotto, Organizer

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TEDxCampinas held their first event in March 2018. We had this conversation precisely 16 weeks before the big day. Mario Gioto, the Organizer, is also a TEDx Translator. There are over one million people in this city that is about 2 hours outside of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He and two friends applied for the license and built a team …