TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional Conference Issues Call for Speakers

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TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional Conference Issues Call for Speakers

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The TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional Conference, to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, today announced its Call for Speakers.

Are you exploring a new idea that has yet to reach its potential? Are you pursuing an interesting project that will better our local community? Do you want to spark change in the lives of people around our community and beyond? Do you have an idea worth spreading? The TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional team wants to hear from you!

TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional, an independently organized TED event, is looking for speakers for its inaugural conference. The one-day event will address many challenges and preconceived notions faced in modern corrections, such as combatting substance abuse, the importance and impact of education, business acumen, the bridge of employment to success, business and community partnerships and the power of a second chance. TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional is the first of it’s kind in Arizona and only the third TEDx event to be held in a female prison.

The theme, “Behind the Curtain: Brains, Beauty, Business and Beyond” has been carefully crafted by a joint group of business leaders from the greater Phoenix-area and female inmates representing the Perryville prison complex, part of the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).

The team is looking for speakers from all parts of the Phoenix community and beyond. Candidates will be considered more for the passion they have for their stories and ideas than the amound of public speaking experience they have. The ideal speaker has significant experience in the field he/ she is discussing, and is willing to put in the time and effort necessary to create a current, yet convincing talk. 

Call for Speakers Submission Process:

  •     Provide a short description of your Big Idea – the topic of your talk; and
  •     Provide a 1-2 minute video (video quality will not be judged), to:
  •     tedxperryvillecorrectional(at)gmail.com
  •     Deadline: March 16, 2018

Televerde, the global leader in B2B demand generation and inside sales solutions that help clients better serve their customers and improve sales, has signed on as a sponsor the event. The planning committee is currently accepting sponsorship proposals. Those interested can reach out to the TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional Organizing Committee by emailing: tedxperryvillecorrectional@gmail.com

For more information about TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional, please visit: https://tedxperryvillecorrectional.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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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, Monica Lewinsky, 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.

Media Contact for TEDxPerryvilleCorrectional:     
Jennifer Jewett    
Mockingbird Communications
+1 617 913 2404

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