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TEDxPhoenixville 2013

Tickets: $18-$40. Advanced ticket sales have closed. Please purchase tickets at the box office Saturday.
Sat., October 5, 2013
October 5, 2013
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

From the unique perspectives of science, music, technology, visual arts, education and humor, a lively mixture of ideas and people will lead to inspiration and innovation that has yet to be determined today! TEDxPhoenixville is most determined that you takeaway a new energy and determination in your own life. What are you determined to do? What’s stopping you?

We’re excited to share an eclectic program of interesting speakers and performers – most of whom you’ve probably not previously heard of, all of whom are determined to bring something unique and special to the stage.

The program starts promptly at 10AM so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early so you have ample time to check in, pick up your name badge & lunch voucher and settle in. We anticipate that things will wrap up at 4PM.

Check out the speaker bios over at Click here for a Google Map noting all locations.

Past Perseverance: 10-11:30AM

Ann Zuccardy: How a Brain Injury Made Me Smarter
Chuck Waterfield: Ending World Poverty or Profiteering from the Poor? Using Transparency to Go Beyond the Microfinance Headlines
RJ Gross: 5 Unconventional Ways to Get Through College
Sarah Clark Stuart: Connecting the Circuit

Lunch: 11:30 – 12:45PM

All attendees will receive a $10 voucher to purchase lunch from participating food trucks at the first ever Phoenixville Food Truck Festival or from The Wooden Spoon Bakery & Cafe. Seating will be available outdoors at Bridge & Main Streets or inside at either the Colonial Theatre or the historic bank building next door to the theatre. Details and ordering instructions are here.

Present Performance: 12:45 – 2:00PM

Alysia Lee & Sister Cities Girlchoir: A Song Can Change a Girl; a Girl Can Change the World
Martin Davidson: Embrace the Weird
Peter Muir: Learning a Skill that Could Kill You
Rachel Bagby: Unleashing Wisdom in 10 Syllables

Break: 2 – 2:15PM

Future Potential: 2:15-3:45PM

Melissa Morris Ivone: Entrepreneurship as a Hobby
Daylin Leach: Why Losing is the New Winning
Luis Almeida: Breaking Free from Technology
Nicole Koltick: Work from the Design Futures Lab
Davy Rothbart: The Magic and Mystery of The Things We Find


Adults: $40.00
Members: $35.00

Seniors (62+), Students & Children: $18.00
No children under 10 please.
Ticket sales will close on Mon, Sep 30 at 5PM.
General admission seating. Ticket prices include the $2 per ticket Restoration Fee and the $1 per ticket Service Fee. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, 610-917-1228,

Friday Night Pre-Party – FULL

Friday, Oct 4 @ 7:00PM
The West Warehouse, 150 Greentree Rd, Phoenixville
Get Directions!

UPDATE 9/25: We have reached our maximum number of guests for this party so we are no longer accepting RSVPs.Your purchase of a ticket to TEDxPhoenixville includes an invitation to our kick-off party on Fri, Oct 4 at 7:30. Space is limited at this event, so once you have purchased your ticket for Saturday and you know you can attend the party on Friday, RSVP by emailing Kirsten. An RSVP is required and you must be on the official guest list to gain access to the party.

The West Warehouse is the private gallery space of one of the largest collections of emerging contemporary art in the United States. Warehouse and gallery tours will be available during the event. Attendees will include TEDx speakers, sponsors, organizers, volunteers and YOU! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served from local breweries, vineyards and purveyors.

After the party feel free to make your way back to Phoenixville to enjoy the First Friday festivities which will run until after midnight.

Saturday After-Party

Saturday, Oct 5 @ 4:00PM
Sips Bar & Bistro, 400 Bridge St, Phoenixville
Get Directions!

Everyone is invited to soak in the day and decompress with us on the beautiful Sips patio (weather permitting). Drinks, appetizers and light entrees will be available to purchase.

Keep an eye on the TEDxPhoenixville Facebook page, the Colonial’s YouTube channel, or for updates.


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