TEDx Event In Little Rock Rolls Out Speaker Line-up

by Todd Jones (tejones1971@gmail.com) 207 views 

TEDx MarkhamSt is scheduled to take place on July 24 at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock’s River Market and the event has an impressive lineup of speakers.

Speakers and/or performers for TEDx MarkhamSt include:

Ms. Karama Neal
Ms. Celia Anderson
Ms. Erica Swallow
Mr. Curtis Lowery, M.D.
Mr. Stephen Canon, M.D.
First Lieutenant Omon Fitzgerald “Fitz” Hill, USATC
Mr. James L. “Skip” Rutherford III
Mr. P. Allen Smith
Mr. Charles Morgan
Mr. Anthony C. Johnson
Mr. Cotton Rohrscheib
Mr. I. Barry Goldberg
Mr. Joel Gordon
Mr. Epiphany Morrow
Mr. Reese Rowland
Mr. Chris James

“The combination of a diverse group of speakers and high calibre art show will form a mix that is sure to lead to exciting new ideas” said Salil Joshi, TEDxMarkhamSt founder and organizing committee member. “The event will offer the Little Rock community an opportunity to share its passion and ideas with communities in the United States and the world.”

Among the speakers is well-known entrepreneur Erica Swallow, a native of Paragould who just finished her MBA at MIT. Swallow is a regular contributor to such publications as Mashable, Forbes, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal among others.

Swallow said about the event:

“Since the first TED talk video I saw online, I’ve considered TED one of the preeminent platforms for sharing great ideas. For me, TEDxMarkhamSt is an opportunity to hear what’s on the minds of Arkansas’s brightest minds. I’m also incredibly honored to be a speaker myself and look forward to sharing my story and philosophy on life.

The organizers have pulled together a diverse group of thought leaders; this event is going to be a true treat for me, as it’s my first big event living back in Arkansas as an Arkansas native. I grew up in Paragould, spent the past decade on the East coast, and moved back this month to work on solving Arkansas’s and our nation’s toughest education problems at education non-profit Noble Impact as VP of Product.

This TEDx event is a celebration of sorts for me kicking off this new chapter in education in my home state. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than around big ideas.”

The event will last the entire day and includes a networking luncheon as well as an after-dinner party.

In addition, the TEDx MarkahmSt event will include a photography exhibit as well as webcast in various satellite locations.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for students and $30 at the door. Tickets went on sale June 15 at the organization’s website.

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