TEDxEustis 2019 Announces Date and Speaker List

TEDxEustis 2019 Announces Date and Speaker List

EUSTIS, Fla. (September 10, 2018) - Timothy Totten didn’t know what to expect when his organization launched the inaugural TEDx conference in Eustis, but the 2018 event was such a success that the group has announced next year’s date and speaker lineup. The event, which is based upon the world renowned TED conference, takes over the State Theatre in Eustis on January 18th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.. 

“TED talks on YouTube already have more than a billion views,” says Timothy Totten, who recently renewed the TEDx license for Eustis with his co-organizer, Byron Faudie. 

“TED talks are designed to provoke conversation and share ideas worth spreading, and TEDx conferences are in the same vein.” Most TEDx events have a specific theme, like the term “Kaizen” that the group chose for the January 2018 event. For co-organizer Byron Faudie, leaving the theme open for 2019 allowed a wide range of possibilities for the speakers sharing their insights

“By not imposing a theme, we were able to choose topics that include everything from the lost art of entertaining to remaining physically fit while aging, and from rethinking digital citizenship to teaching law enforcement emotional intelligence,” says Faudie, who will share with Totten the responsibilities for attendee experience and community engagement for TEDxEustis. 

The speakers for this second year event include:

  • Fred Jones, Sergeant and Public Information Officer, Lake County Sheriff
  • Julie Hasson, Nina B. Hollis Endowed Chair in Education at Florida Southern College
  • Lea Tran, Sales & Marketing Manager, South Lake Tablet
  • Sine Wallace, Co-Founder, Wallace Fitness
  • Michelle Purl, VP of Resource Development, United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties
  • Nabeel Quryshi, Biotech Entrepreneur, Harvard Class of 2022
  • Sabrina Sterling, Technology Instructional Specialist
  • Tom Hofmeister, Founder & CEO, Elderfire Lodges
  • Lisa Bentley, 11-Time IRONMAN Champion, Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Bob Aungst, Noted Central Florida Chef
  • Carman Cullen-Batt, Executive Director, Educational Foundation of Lake County

The January 18th event is open to the public. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 17th at 9:00 am

on the organization’s website, www.tedxeustis.com. Because the encore TEDxEustis event is limited to just 100 participants, the organizers expect the event to sell out quickly. Attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast, leisurely breaks for extending the discussion past the staged talks, a catered lunch at a downtown restaurant, and other takeaways to extend the conversation beyond the event.

Companies or individuals interested in partnership opportunities should contact Timothy Totten at 352-242-8111 or by emailing tedxeustis@gmail.com.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =
independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.