Event Details

Livingston Parish Library will be the venue host for our first TEDxLPLDenhamSpringsWalker event! Ages 18 and up are invited to hear dynamic talks from local community leaders on a variety of topics all centered around the theme “Build a Better Livingston.”

Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Denham Springs-Walker Branch

Featured speakers include:

Amber Stuver, LIGO Data Analysis and EPO Scientist
Celton Hayden, CC’s Coffee House CEO
Dawn Birdsong, Director of Mighty Moms
Jay Labarre, Labarre Associates, Inc. CEO/President
John Cavalier, Cavalier House Books Owner
Joni Smith, 2017 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year
Julie Cantrell, New York Times Bestselling Author
McHugh David, Associate Publisher of Livingston Parish News

“Livingston Parish Library is excited to be the venue for the inaugural TEDxLPLDenhamSpringWalker event,” Sarah Colombo, Main Branch manager and organizer of the event, says. “It’s an honor to be able to bring a variety of local voices to the stage to share ideas with our community.”

TEDxLPLDenhamSpringsWalker headlines Livingston Parish Library’s 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program schedule of events. TEDxLPLDehamSpringsWalker is free, but attendees must register. To register for TEDxDehamSpringsWalker, please click here.

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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.