In this special episode, recorded in September 2018 right after TEDxSantaBarbara, Mark Sylvester, the host of Hacking the Red Circle, is interviewed by TEDxLincoln’s Randy Bretz and TEDxLaçador’s Ana Goelzer. This podcast is the first time he’s told his TED story, he also tells about the founding of this podcast and his hopes for the TEDx community of organizers.
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.
Januario Jano is the Organizer for TEDxLuanda, which is a beautiful city on the western coast of Angola. He is a global soul, born in Angola, with homes in London and Lisbon. Angola is a former Portuguese colony. Watching the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson changed everything for him and incited him to be a change agent.
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.
Mark Sylvester and Kymberlee Weil have been bringing TEDx to Santa Barbara since 2010. They have a great story about how they met and created a project that debuted at TED2003.
Kara DeFrias is a force of nature. She’s been involved with TEDx since 2010, having worked at TEDxSanDiego and produced TEDxIntuit. She has many years experience producing big events, including the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Halftime show at the Superbowl, working with Sting, No Doubt, and Shania Twain. Wow. She currently runs her own Experience Design consultancy. She brings …
Mike Lundgren is a nine-year veteran of TEDxKC (Kansas City), having produced almost 40 events. His 2017 event sold out in four minutes. They enjoy one of the most spectacular venues for a TEDx, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. They entertain and inspire 3,000 people and have over 30 different activities for attendees at the massive afterparty. Mike …
Remo Giuffre, the original licensee of TEDxSydney, has the envious position of curating one of the most widely respected TEDx events in the world.
Gavin Blake is a visual scribe and worked with over 50 TEDx events around the world. His ability to synthesize a talk, in real time is impressive.
DK and Hannah Wignall run TEDxWellington. They have an amazing story about trust to share with other organizers. You’ll want to listen until the end.
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