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    TEDxCentennialParkWomen May 29, 2015

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Moving forward. Gaining speed. Building traction. “Momentum”. We’ll explore the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work today. Join us this May.

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    What is TEDx?

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx Centennial Park Women event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized….

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TEDx Youth@The Beltline is Coming to Atlanta in March

While you wait for our TEDxCentennialPark Women in May, you may be interested in hearing from the young people about how they are changing the world. In addition to volunteering for TEDxCentennial Park Women,  Allison Wonders Gars is also the Speaker Coach for TEDxYouth@TheBeltline an annual event in Atlanta since 2013. Each year, she is astounded at the brilliance, ingenuity, creativity and courage of our youth. Allison reports that the theme of this year’s event is, ‘Change the World’ and she says that is exactly…

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Passion, Purpose and Momentum

By Ebony Hillsman The TEDxCentennial Park Women Organizers know what makes a good story. Like a good story, producing a large event creates a unique storm of diverse skills, personalities and viewpoints. After eating a great potluck dinner, sitting in the post-event circle and listening to each story of our TEDxCentennialParkWomen organizers,  I had an epiphany on what makes each member of our team eager to volunteer to produce a TEDxWomen event each year.  considers the formula of a good story/event: Passion, Purpose and Momentum. Passion:…

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Theme for 2015 : Momentum

 TedxCentennialParkWomen will join TED Women 2015 in featuring  momentum in all its glory.  The wisdom behind the theme for TEDWomen 2015: Momentum is as follows: The only way to get things done—set your eyes on the goal, tilt forward, start running, and build momentum. TEDxCentennialParkWomen will be one of 150 TEDx Women events around the world taking part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme “Momentum”, the topic chosen   this year for TEDWomen 2015  in Monterey, California. Together with TEDxWomen, we…


2013 Speaker Dana Marie Lupton – Barbie’s Bottom Line

Dana Marie Lupton is the co-founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Moving in the Spirit, a nonprofit that serves Atlanta’s young people with a mission t0 compassionate leaders through the art of dance. Her TEDxCPW talk, Barbie’s Bottom Line, envisions America’s iconic doll, now at age 54, reinventing herself to represent a realistic woman of today. She starts with ten ultimatums to the Mattel Board of Directors. Arms and legs that bend. A new realistic line of Barbies representing the broad spectrum of women: Menopause Barbie, Stop smoking Barbie, Hip replacement Barbie Total body redesign. Ms….


2013 Speaker Karyn Lu – Play! We Need More of It

Karyn Lu oversees the Insights & Inspiration team at Turner Broadcasting. As part of Turner Media Group, Insights & Inspiration is charged with looking to the future and around the globe to identify emerging trends and opportunities, helping to drive innovation across Turner brands. Previously, Karyn was a user experience designer at CNN.com, where she co-founded CNN iReport. Karyn serves on the TEDxAtlanta programming committee, the Board of Directors for BurnAway, and is part of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2014. She also writes a…

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