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TEDxWilmingtonLive: Age of Amazement

  • Saturday, April 28th, 2018


TEDxWilmington is bringing an all-new type of event to Wilmington, Delaware with TEDxWilmingtonLive: Age of Amazement, on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

The concept behind TEDxWilmingtonLive is to showcase a wide variety of live speakers with the addition of an entire session of brand new TED Talks streamed directly from TED2018 in Vancouver. TED2018, which is completely sold out, happens only once a year with ticket prices starting at $10,000 per ticket.

TEDxWilmington is pleased to share an entire session from TED2018 at this TEDxWilmingtonLive event.

There will be three 90-minute sessions, which will include 24 speakers onstage giving TEDx talks, and one 90-minute session of TED Talk videos streamed from TED2018 in Vancouver. The sessions will be separated by 1-hour breaks and TEDxWilmington will provide lunch for VIP and Patron level ticket holders.

Come and be amazed by this wonderful infusion of TED and TEDx Talks at this all day event in the new and improved Wilmington Friends School Theater!


Session 1 | 8am-10am

A full session of 9 exclusive TED Talks streamed from TED2018 in Vancouver


Session 2 | 10:30am – 12pm

Bonnie St. John, The Blue Circle Leadership Institute: “Micro-Resilience: A First-Aid Kit for Your Attitude”

Zachary Jones, Director of Dual School: “Unlocking the Hidden Potential of High School Students”

Terri Levine, Chief Heart-repreneur: “Work Yourself Happy”

Christophe Jelinski, Magician: “The Cost of Paying Attention”

Chase Reid, The Tatnall School: “Can A.I. Save Humanity’s Soul?”

Laura Wellington, Author & Entrepreneur of THREAD MB: “What’s She Got That I Don’t?”

Jeff Patnaude, President of The Patnaude Group: “From Great to the Greater Good: When Great is Not Good Enough”

Alessandra Nicole, Photographer & Writer: “The Power of Paper Letter Exchange”


Session 3 | 1pm – 2:30pm

John Livesay, Co-Founder & CMO of QuantmRE: “Be The Lifeguard of Your Own Life!”

Olivia O’Donnell, Wilmington Friends Student: “Changing the Narrative: Why Racism Continues to Plague the U.S.”

Sunil Robert, Global Marketing Director: “The Comeback: Rebound When Adversity Knocks You Down”

Amy Ogden, SVP of Brand Development at J Public Relations: “Sufficiency is sexy. The rest is just house money.”

Jody Wood, Director of JW Studios/SKIT: “Improv-ing Lives Through Improv”

Tiffany N. Stallings, Chief School Innovation Officer & Author: “Unleash the Mom Guilt”

Sarah Greenfield, Founder of “Does Your Poop Hold the Secret to Your Health?”


Session 4 | 3:30pm-5pm

Millicent St. Claire, Author & Master PhotoReading Instructor: “The Liberation of Human Genius”

Robin Burk, Managing Director of Analytic Decisions^2 LLC: “The Hidden Vulnerabilities of Our Amazing Interconnected World (And What to Do)”

Aaron Shepard, NASA Academy Intern: “Make America Space Again”

Massoma Z Alam, College Access Coordinator, TeenSHARP/Americorps: “Go Spaghetti: Overcoming Anxiety”

Theresa Bodnar, Author & Positive Psychology Practitioner: “The GIFT of Gratitude in Foresight”

Katherine Von Duyke, Professor at Neumann University: “Why Do Urban Schools Rely on Discipline Rather Than on Democracy?”

Taria Pritchett, Educator & Confidence Coach: “The Magic in Empowering Black Girls”

David Raymond, Emperor of Fun & Games at Raymond Entertainment and The ORIGINAL Phillie Phanatic: “Be The Phanatic and Be Happier Now!”


Event Speakers

Olivia O’Donnell

Changing the Narrative: Why Racism Continues to Plague the U.S.

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Bonnie St. John

Micro-Resilience: A First-Aid Kit for Your Attitude

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Katherine von Duyke

Why do urban schools rely on discipline rather than on democracy?

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Massoma Z. Alam

Go Spaghetti: Overcoming Anxiety

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Robin Burk

The Hidden Vulnerabilities of Our Amazing Interconnected World (And What to Do)

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Aaron Shepard

Make America Space Again

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Amy Ogden

Sufficiency is sexy. The rest is just house money.

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Sunil Robert

The Comeback: Rebound When Adversity Knocks You Down

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Alessandra Nicole

The Power of Paper Letter Exchange

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Zachary Jones

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of High School Students

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Taria Pritchett

The Magic in Empowering Black Girls

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Laura Wellington

What's She Got That I Don't?

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Theresa Bodnar

The GIFT of Gratitude in Foresight

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Chase Reid

Can AI Save Humanity's Soul?

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Tiffany N. Stallings

Unleash the Mom Guilt

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Sarah Greenfield, RD, CSSD

Does your Poop Hold the Secret to Your Health?

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Millicent St. Claire

The Liberation of Human Genius

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David Raymond

Be The Phanatic and Be Happier Now!

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Christophe Jelinski

The Cost of Paying Attention

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Jeff Patnaude

From Great to the Greater Good: When Great is Not Good Enough

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Jody Wood

Improv-ing Lives through Improv!

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John Livesay

Be The Lifeguard Of Your Own Life!

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Terri Levine, PhD

Work Yourself Happy

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