TEDx Charlottesville announces additional speakers

Three additional speakers have been added to the lineup for the fourth annual TEDxCharlottesville event “The Power of One,” taking place Friday, November 11, 2016 at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Va. Recently announced speakers include Dakota humanitarian activist and attorney Chase Iron Eyes; futurist, teacher and innovator Nat Irvin; and artist and filmmaker Eric Dyer.

This year’s focus on “The Power of One” will highlight the effect that one person, one idea, one decision, one election, one moment in time, and one shared idea can have to change the course of history or perhaps the direction of one person’s life.

More information on recently announced TEDxCharlottesville speakers:

  • Chase Iron Eyes – Dakota Humanitarian Activist and Attorney
    Chase Iron Eyes is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Nation. Chase has dedicated his career to ending the legal and economic oppression of Tribal Nations and their citizens by implementing self-determination on and off the Reservation. Chase also founded LastRealIndians.com, which helped lead an effort on behalf of the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux Nation) to regain control of Pe Sla, one of their most sacred sites in the Black Hills. Chase is currently running for the United States Congress to represent North Dakota. Chase is a graduate of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. He is married to Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle and they have three children.
  • Nat Irvin – Futurist, teacher, Innovator
    Futurist, teacher, innovator, author, composer and former radio and television commentator, Nat Irvin, II, is the Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence, Professor of Management Practice, College of Business at the University of Louisville where he teaches MBA courses in the future of management, leadership, and team dynamics. Irvin has engaged the leadership and management teams of numerous organizations, including Fortune 100 companies in strategic conversations focused on the significant social, political, economic, technological and environmental trends and events that will drive the mid-to-long term future. Irvin was the voice of “N2 the Future” a futurist thinking educational program aimed produced by Radio One, heard in over 30 major urban cities. Irvin also serves as a musical consultant and the Chief Learning Officer for Janelle Monae and the Wondaland Arts Society, Grammy nominated artistic group based in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Eric Dyer – Artist and Filmmaker
    Eric Dyer brings animation into the physical world with his sequential sculptures and installations. His work has been widely exhibited at events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, the London International Animation Festival, and the Cairo and Venice Biennales. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, and Guggenheim Fellow. Dyer’s fervent exploration of expression through motion has placed his work in books such as Re-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image andAnimation: A World History. He teaches Animation at UMBC in Baltimore and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Additional speakers previously announced include:

·       Charlotte Matthews – Poet, Writing Teacher at UVA and winner of TEDxCharlottesville Open Mic Night

·       Lalin Anik – Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Darden School of Business

·       Jerry Peng – Chairman & CEO of Vastly

·       Jill Ferguson – Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering Student, UVA

·       Andrew D. Kaufman – Creator and Director-Books Behind Bars, Scholar, Lecturer

·       Aryn A. Frazier – Jefferson Scholar, UVA

·       Carmel Johnston – HI-SEAS 4 Crew Commander

·       Monica O. Montgomery – Cultural Entrepreneur and Educator

·       William J. Antholis – Director and CEO at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs

·       Josef P. Rauschecker – Neuroscientist, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics

·       Mark Wingfield – Pastor, Author and Speaker

·       Lulu Miller – Co-creator of NPR’s Invisibilia

·       Bob Cafaro – Cellist

·       Sarah Raskin – U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary

·       Meghan O’Leary – Elite Athlete and 2016 Olympian

·       Paul Perrone – inventor, robotocist, entrepreneur

·       DrPamela Moran – Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent

·       Kelly Eplee – Executive Director, Building Goodness Foundation

To make the TEDxCharlottesville event as accessible as possible, 200 complimentary tickets will be distributed to educational and non-profit groups in the community.

Tickets are on sale now and available at TEDxCharlottesville.com. General admission tickets are available for $88.00 (plus a $2.50 facility fee) and include: access to all speakers and experiences, a continental breakfast and complimentary lunch.

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