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TEDxAlbany 2017 Announces Call for Speakers



Today TEDxAlbany, an independently organized event annually sponsored by Overit, announces its call for speakers. This year’s daylong event will take place on Thursday, December 7 at Overit’s offices on New Scotland Avenue in Albany. All interested speakers are encouraged to submit thought-provoking presentation ideas via TEDxAlbany.org.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best TEDx talks have been featured on TED.com and receive millions of views from audiences across the globe. Previous TEDxAlbany speakers have included: Cristin Steding (Upstate Club), Jaqi Cohen (New York Public Interest Research Group), John Sheehan (Adirondack Council), Sam Necrason (CommerceHub), John Vavalo (Terradiol), Ric Orlando (New World Bistro and New World Catering) and more.

“We are thrilled to support TEDxAlbany for the fifth consecutive year,” said Dan Dinsmore, founder and CEO of Overit. “Every year TEDxAlbany offers copious amounts of new topics from remarkable speakers, which results in a thought-provoking and unique experience for event goers.”

Those with new, focused and globally-oriented topic ideas that are interested in speaking at this event should visit TEDxAlbany.org to learn more about the submission process.

“The presentations we want to include in the lineup for TEDxAlbany this year are unique, captivating and leave attendees inspired,” said Lisa Barone, TEDxAlbany organizer. “We’ve had some incredible presentations since TEDx returned to Albany in 2013 and we want to continue that pattern again this year.”

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, November 3, but the final list of speakers will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets to attend TEDxAlbany will go on sale in October 2017.

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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

About Overit
A leading full-service, integrated marketing agency, Overit has committed itself to providing regional, national and international clients with in-depth strategy, outstanding creative and superior digital services since 1993. It strives to achieve client goals while consistently exploring new ways to reach and engage audiences. The award-winning agency specializes in digital and traditional marketing, branding, website and application creation, content marketing, public relations and video, animation and audio engineering, all produced by its in-house team of strategists, creatives and developers. For more information about Overit, please visit overit.com and follow the agency on Facebook (overitmedia), Instagram (overitmedia) and Twitter (overit).

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