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TEDxPeachtree 2013 during BreakVENUE: The Buckhead Theatre

DATE: November 8, 2013

TIME: 9am – 4pm

ADDRESS: 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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TEDxPeachtree is Friday, November 8, and we’re back at the beautiful Buckhead Theatre, with increased capacity, for 2013! Talks on the neuroscience of behaviorgarbage art, urban farming and artificial intelligence and storytelling are all part of the speaker mashup this year. And in true TEDxPeachtree fashion, they’ll use the conference theme, Catalyze, as inspiration.



9:00 A Registration
9:45 A – 10:50 A Opening Remarks

Jeff Shinabarger “What if We Could Lead a Life of Excessive Generosity
David Green Street Legal” 
  Jim Hackler “Auto Intervention”
Rashid Nuri “Salvation in the Soil” 
 Networking Break
Rossin “The Art of Living”
Nathan Sawaya “Life, Art and a Square Dog Named Boxer”
Mark Riedl “Unlocking Human Creativity” Michelle Malone 
Michelle Malone “Musical Interlude”


Marshall Seese Jr. “Connecting Beats” 

Aurora Robson “Trash + Love

Daphne Greenberg “Do We Care About Us

Wanda Hopkins McClure “Re-Imagining the Teacher”

George Yu Measure Anything, Anywhere

Networking Break

Amy BaxterPain, Empathy and Public Health

Mary Frances Bowley On the Brink

Lisa Earle McLeodThe Triangle of Truth

Neale Martin TED Talks Don’t Change Your Life Much


Post Conference Meet-Up

Avoid rush hour traffic and continue the conversation at the Czar Ice Bar located just a short walk away at the East Andrews Entertainment District. The good folks at the Czar Ice Bar have agreed to open the bar at 4:30 PM just for us.


Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Cash Bar opens at 4:30 PM  + Kitchen opens at 5PM



Tasty Tastings  

Frozen Pints

We will feature beer ice cream tastings from Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream. The Atlanta-based Frozen Pints crew found inspiration following a party snafu involving some spilt beer in an ice cream maker – combine the finest craft beers and local ingredients to put a whole new spin on a classic frozen treat. They’ll bring their unique flavor profiles and a lot of love for craft beer and ice cream to TEDxPeachtree 2013 with some fantastically fun (and tasty) fare with Frozen Pints tastings.


Coffee Tastings

We are very proud to be brewing coffee beans from THRIVE Farmers throughout the day. This Georgia-based company was founded during a time of adversity – the financial crisis of 2008 – and built on a strong sense of fairness for coffee farmers everywhere. It now processes beans grown by more than 300 farmers from six regions in three countries and generates returns to the farmers that exceed Fair Trade by up to 10 times through its innovative “vertically-integrated-supply-chain coffee” approach.


Fresh Harvest

We’re excited to announce Atlanta-based Fresh Harvest will be providing fresh whole fruit to attendees throughout the day. Fresh Harvest is your direct partnership with local, organic farmers and the health they  provide. The Fresh Harvest teams gathers up produce and delivers it right to your door for a convenient, fresh way to automate healthy eating that also supports self-sustaining, organic farmers from right down the road.  They’re changing the city of Atlanta and helping to catalyze its residents.





As in the previous year, soft seating will be offered in some parts of the auditorium and in the lobby. This year’s soft seating will be provided by Georgia-based Jaxx Casual Living. Jaxx creates furniture and accessories that not only help shape our personal environment, but also the environment as a whole. The company designs products that can become meaningful to how people lead their lives through combining beautiful forms with flawless functionality.  The company’s first product in 2006 – bean bags featuring a proprietary blend of virgin scrap from other Atlanta furniture manufacturers – were just the beginning.

Notable fact: The company’ factory and its 100+ stitchers, designers, production workers, administrative and customer support staff are all based here in Atlanta.



We are excited to be featuring, for the very first time, original works by two artists who are part of the innovative Atlanta-based non-profit artist organization Dashboard Co-Op, that also happens to be the newest member of the TEDxPeachtree Community Partner program.

Romy Aura Maloon

Romy Aura Maloon

Romy Aura Maloon is a first generation American, born of South African parents. Her work is an attempt to ingratiate and reconcile the disparate identities and geographic spaces her upbringing and ancestral background create. Working as a caterer and event coordinator, her material use is often associated with social events, décor crafting and site specific exploration.

Romy’s works have been exhibited throughout Georgia and Florida, including at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She participated in Tomorrow Stars, the Verge Art Miami Beach in conjunction with Art Basel Miami.  Romy studied Fine Arts at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.


Kelly O’Brien

Kelly O’Brien’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the AQUA Art Fair during Miami Basel, PUNCH Gallery in Seattle, and sculpture parks in Latvia and Finland.

Recent awards include an Ox-Bow residency scholarship funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, an artist grant toward a residency at Vermont Studio Center, merit based scholarships to attend workshops at Anderson Ranch Fine Art Center, and selection as a semifinalist for the Fountainhead Fellowship in the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

O’Brien lives and works out of Minneapolis, MN. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Live Podcast/Interviews

Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor

For the third year, our friends from Business RadioX will be conducting live radio interviews of attendees and speakers onsite during the breaks to bring you a slice of the conversations that will be taking place at the conference!

We’ll publish the link to the online podcast on the homepage of this web site on the day of the conference.