New Hazlett Theater

April 26 (sold out)
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This weekend’s hot (and sold out!) ticket for engaging with some of Pittsburgh’s most inspiring innovators is at TEDxGrandviewAve.

Equal parts experience and event, TEDxGrandviewAve’s 2014 edition focuses on the theme “dare to create,” and features 11 local dynamos who represent a Who’s Who of Pittsburgh-based creators, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers and thinkers. From Saxifrage School founder Timothy Cook and artist and entrepreneur Baron Batch, to Brazen Kitchen veghacker Leah Lizarondo and  IOActive director of security intelligence Christopher Valasek, the day’s lineup of doers will step onto the TEDx stage to illuminate their work, share their realizations firsthand and inspire fellow Pittsburghers to join them in developing new ideas for the city and its residents.

Talks will also explore the region’s ongoing transition from an industrial revolution center to an urban hub housing co-working spaces, art galleries, idea labs and corporate headquarters. And with TEDx, it is never just about who is speaking, it is also about who is attending, so the featured talks will be strategically peppered with plenty of time for high-quality networking.

Don’t have a ticket? Catch up with the TEDx crew at the after-party at the nearby National Aviary. The public party (ticket required) includes admission to bird exhibitions, music by DJ Pete Butta in the Rose Garden, on-site activities led by community-based organizations, food and a cash bar under the Atrium and the chance to meet all of the TEDxGrandviewAve 2014 speakers.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...