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TEDxLaval, Ermenegildo Gildo Conte, Organizer

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Gildo Conte is the Organizer of TEDxLaval, located on an island next to Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. His passion and energy are infectious, and I bet it’s great fun being a part of his small, five-person team. His first brush with TED was when his kids said, “Dad, do you know about TED?” He says that it was a magical moment for him.

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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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TEDxPittsburgh Chris Daley Organizer

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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

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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 talks about how art and design permeate everything …

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TEDxBuffalo – Alexandra Opiel Organizer

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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 company, which is a perfect skill set to bring to the role of a TEDx Organizer. She naturally seeks out more responsibility, and …

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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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TEDxBlumenau – Humberto Cardoso Filho, Organizer

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Humberto Cardoso Filho is the organizer for TEDxBlumenau, located in the southern part of Brazil, near the coast. He and his team have produced 11 main events and 7 Salons, all under 100 people. He recently attended TEDfest, so the population limit was removed for the event held in March 2018 which had 300 attendees. They’re going to take it …

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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.