TEDxNewOrleans Speakers Announced

NEW ORLEANS – TEDxNewOrleans, a conference designed to proactively share the story of recovery and resilience of Greater New Orleans, is scheduled to take place Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the New Orleans Jazz Market.

         As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, TEDxNewOrleans gives an early opportunity to drive optimistic but honest narratives about the transformative experience of the storm on individuals, the economy and the community.

         An extraordinary slate of speakers are already confirmed, including:

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• Jay Altman, FirstLine Schools

• Aron Chang, Waggonner & Ball Architects

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• Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

• Andy Kopplin, City of New Orleans

• Lavonzell Nicholson, PlayNola

- Sponsors -

• Brandan Odums, 2-Cent Entertainment

• Kenneth Polite, US Attorney – Eastern District of LA

• Peter Ricchiuti, Tulane University

• Kimberly Rivers Roberts, Actress, Film Maker, Rap Artist & Music Producer

• Virginia Saussy, Independent Consultant

• Jessica Shahien, 504ward

• Troy Simon, Bard College Student

• Doug Thornton, SMG

• Rod West, Entergy


         The emcee for the event is Mark Romig, of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation.


TEDxNewOrleans will take place:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans Jazz Market

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

Tickets $35


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