When you have a very short amount of time to discuss the thing that you are the most passionate about, your word choice is critical. When you have the opportunity to have this talk in front of more than 500 people and countless more via the world wide web – you make every sentence more powerful than the last. This kind of verbal artistry lends itself to many quotable phrases and the TEDxPeachtree audience was there, technology in hand, to capture every inspiring syllable. Last Thursday, #TEDxPT was a trending topic in Atlanta for eight hours. Here are a few of the top tweets:
@hypepotamus Beatboxing to neuroscience and robots – @TEDxPeachtree kicked off the afternoon with a bang! #TEDxPT
@JudithMontier #TEDxPT So glad dance saved Chris McCord’s life! He BROUGHT IT! Possibility of life when we choose to #BeARipple
@steffanpedersen Sweden leads in lowest amount of cash transactions, even the homeless accept donations via credit card #TEDxPT
@GumboShowJoe Finally Rosie from the Jetsons made an appearance at #TEDxPT!
@TEDxPeachtree “Expectations of the future is what limits you most.” – @JenniceVilhauer at #TEDxPT
@keithmcgreggor Invest in relationships, not ideas. #TEDxPT
@slmteched @ericdozier schooling audience in how black music has united world w/ examples by Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, #TEDxPT
@jen_bonnett Robots, hip-hop, cashless society, saving the oceans, dance & mentorship, neuroscience, like-like, laughter, movement, creativity #TEDxPT
@ChandraFarley “I like LIKE!” @piraterockstar #iknowthatfeeling #TEDxPT
@SandboxATL “Next time you call a meeting to solve a problem, invite a virtual stranger and empower them to ask questions.” – Jill Perrey-Smith #TEDxPT
@silvercords Galo Alfredo Naranjo: “Tired, uninspired, and disconnected.” Time to move. #TEDxPT
@wendybritt “Movement is food for thought.” @FirstName_Galo “The opposite of play isn’t work; it’s depression.” #tedxpt #bearipple
@BMMatsBronsworld A Key pivot point is #robotics for an aging population via #jenaybeer engineering psychologist @TEDxPeachtree #betheripple
@ClintMayhue Andrea Thomaz (1 of Popular Science Brilliant 10) demo’d an interactive bot for the home/kitchen. Umm yes! #TEDxPT
@TEDxPeachtree Classical is meeting hip hop with @heavenbeatbox & The Atlanta Celli at #TEDxPT
@RequirementsPro Brain to Brain Interfaces are a reality! “Where this is going. We don’t know. We are just scientists” #TEDxPT
@MillenniumGate “We are living at the cusp of a golden age in neuroscience” @AmadioMD #TEDxPT
@EcoEventPro Want to help the ocean? Cut down on plastic! @AlistairDove #TEDxPT
@RequirementsPro #TEDxPT #TEDxPeachtree ended with Arrested Development…we are ready to go disrupt the world #fullSTEAMahead
@AlistairDove The vibe on stage at the end of #TEDxPT felt like what I always imagined the end of #SNL is like for the cast.
Were you inspired by the sights and sounds of TEDxPeachtree 2015? Make your own ripple by sharing your thoughts on Twitter. Be sure to hashtag #TEDxPT and #BeARipple
Maria Pinkelton is a writer and communications strategist. She lives in Decatur with her husband and son, along with a fine collection of books, craft beers and size 11 shoes.