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TEDxBeaconStreet – John Werner, Organizer

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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 2010. John’s very generous towards everyone that has helped him build a staggeringly connected community. John’s been …

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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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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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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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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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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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TEDxBrisbane – Juanita Wheeler, Organizer

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When Juanita Wheeler, Organizer of TEDxBrisbane, attended TEDxSouthBankWomen in 2012, she was at a crossroads. She was a director of global marketing for a multinational corporation, but she had fallen out of love with her work. She wanted to do something bigger, something more important, and something that would change the world. Enter TEDxBrisbane. Now, in 2018, Juanita is a full-time organizer and has enlisted her entire family to help.

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TEDxVienna – Réka Artner – Co-Organizer

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Réka Artner and her team of 70 have been producing TEDxVienna for several years now. She joined the team after attending TEDxVieannaLive in 2012. It’s one of the TEDx events that other organizers would love to visit. Set in some of the cities most amazing historical venues, this TEDx also features Adventures (see video) and workshops. TEDxVienna has been around since 2010 and has produced 23 events, including Salons and Live simulcasts.