Catherine Compton: She will talk about green living and her co-founding of and work with Slow Food Savannah.

Andrew Davies & Jamie McGrath: One of two multi-person presentations, Gould Elementary's McGrath and Paragon Design's Davies will talk about re-instilling problem-solving skills in a school environment currently obsessed with standardized testing.

Zhenjie Dong: This photographer and Chinese native will deconstruct traditional Chinese symbols and endow them with new meanings as a way to " rethink the past, comment on the present, and influence the future."

Mark Finnern: This software guru will talk about applying Google's "20% time" to schools.

Tom Hardy: SCAD design prof will talk about the "order of disorder" and how successful innovation is the " result of tension, conflict and ever-changing perspectives."

Enoch Hendry: The pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church talks about "Square Roots: An anecdotal history of life on Telfair Square."

Nikki Kaia Lee: A cancer survivor, former Oscar de la Renta intern, and the only high school student in this year's TEDx, Lee will discuss the meaning of generosity and how it affects future generations of artists and designers.

Kevin Klinkerberg: This urban design expert will discuss how he thinks the real estate crash was actually good for America.

Kevin Lawver: Self-described geek will talk about what it's like to think like a programmer and "how to start hacking your world."

Beth Mount: Story Quilt artist will discuss "Beautiful Justice" and the idea that art is the one true global language that can solve our problems.

David Pleasant: This artist and Sapelo Island native will discuss "Riddimic Harmony" and the cosmology of the Gullah-Geechee culture of the Sea Islands of Georgia.

Christopher Plummer: Not the iconic actor but rather the owner of Bastille Metal Works. He talks about about using artistry and innovation to transform business.

J. Carlos Santamarina: This Georgia Tech prof discusses the need for creativity to be more included with and integral to academia and the work environment.

Laura Spears & Lana Scott: These two SCAD students will give a musical performance.



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Jim Morekis

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more


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