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TEDxPeachtree venue change and speakers announced for Sept. 30 event

buzzz worthy. . .

The eighth annual TEDxPeachtree will feature an immersive day of 16 presenters interspersed with quality networking and interactive exhibits by Atlanta innovators in alternative energy, virtual reality and financial technology. This year’s speakers include PTSD therapy pioneer Barbara O. Rothbaum, scientist Christopher Clark who was featured in the groundbreaking 2016 documentary Sonic Sea along with musician Sting and rising high school senior Animesh Koratana whose work in artificial intelligence has won recognition from the Yale Science Foundation and Intel.

The conference has a new venue: the iconic Rialto Center for the Arts.  

2016 Roster
-        Animesh KoratanaA.I. explorer. Rising senior at Northview High School and Independent researcher at the Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science and the Stanford Department of Computational Neuroscience.
-        Anneliese Singh, LGBTQ advocate.  Co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, author and associate professor at the department of counseling and human development services at the University of Georgia.
-        Barbara O. Rothbaumtherapy pioneer. Professor of psychiatry and associate vice chair of clinical research at the Emory University School of Medicine. Director of the Emory Veterans Program and the Trauma and Emory Anxiety Recovery Program and the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology.
-        Beth Malonearts entrepreneur.  Founding executive director of Dashboard, an award-winning curatorial agency encouraging artistic risk-taking.
-        Christopher W. Clark, scientist. Founding director and Imogene Johnson Senior Scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University
-        Eloisa Klementich, economic developer. President and CEO of Invest Atlanta.
-        Emily Bianchi, organizational behaviorist, Researcher and assistant professor of management at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. 
-        Full Radius Dance, performance. One of the top physically integrated modern dance companies in the nation. 
-        Heval Mohamed Kelli, refugee advocate. Katz Foundation Fellow in Preventive Cardiology at Emory University and co-founder and president of the Kurdish American Medical Association.
-        James “Jim” Beasley, wildlife biologist. International Atomic Energy Association wildlife adviser to the Fukushima Prefecture Government in Japan and assistant professor at the Savannah River Ecology Lab and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.
-        Kathleen Baumgardner, community builder. Educator, co-founder and executive director of FoCo Café.
-        Moe Carrick, connector. Author, and founder and principal of Moementum, Inc. an Oregon based consultancy and Certified B Corp that helps people thrive in the companies for which they work.
-        Peter Maeck, poet.  Former U.S. State Department Cultural Specialist in Tanzania and Morocco. Maeck’s plays and dance scenarios, including those for Pilobolus and MOMIX Dance Theatres, have been produced in New York City, Europe, and Africa.
-        Rohit Malhotra, community organizerFounder and executive director of the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellow and White House Office of Management and Budget Ash Innovation Fellow. 
-        Second Hand Swagger, performance. Eclectic blend of southern rock and R&B from the 60s and 70s.
-        Steven M. Platek, evolutionary psychologist. Vice president of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology SocietyJournal Officer to the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society and professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets: $Early Bird Rate of $129 ends August 14, 2016.  

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About TEDxIn 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.  

About TEDxPeachtreeTEDxPeachtree, a 501(c)3 organization, presents an annual TED-like experience on a regional level by bringing together inspirational leaders, innovators, artists and entertainers in metro Atlanta. To date, three TEDxPeachtree speakers have been featured on TEDxPeachtree is a community effort led by entrepreneur Jacqui Chew and an all-volunteer group of passionate individuals hailing from an eclectic mix of professions. For information about the conference, please visit

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