Local speakers have been selected for the return of TEDxHiltonHead, set for May 11 at SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road on Hilton Head Island.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the program running from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Months of preparation have led up to the event, which shares the community's ideas worth spreading. The locally organized is centered around this year's theme, Reinvention, and features 20 inspiring local and regional speakers.
Every past TEDxHiltonHead event has sold out and only 100 tickets will be sold for this event, so advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are $75 each and are available at Eventbrite.com, with a search for TEDxHiltonHead.
Joseph Arnegger: Artist; Ringling College of Art & Design; founder, SARTQ, Sarasota Artist Collective; exhibit designer, curator
Kaan Civici: Turkish émigré; dishwasher; waiter; storyteller; non-English speaker turned virtual English teacher to Turkish children
Jevon Daly: Writer, author, musician; Lowcountry Boiler; Silicone Sister; Unicorn Meater; Lowcountry lover and songwriter
Eric Esquivel: President and publisher, La Isla magazine; community and Latino advocate; board member, Latin American Council of South Carolina
Sheila Ferguson: Author; co-founder of Community Journeys; past president of Women's Association of Hilton Head Island
Jimi Gibson: Magician, illusionist, branding and product-launch expert; community advocate; Lowcountry nonprofit volunteer
Imelda Golden: University of South Carolina-Beaufort student studying communications; lifestyle and self-help blogger
Dennis Ittenbach: Board certified physical therapist, founder of H.O.P.E Life, Lymphedema, and Rehab Center, and the HOPE Life Cancer Recovery Fund
Juan Carlos Jimenez: Owner, Ta-ca-ron; professor; mathematician; marine biologist; Cuban émigré; cigar factory operator; wine aficionado
Jill Johns: Owner of Jill Johns International; co-host of The Pause Button 2.0 podcast; recipient of "America's Small Business Champions" award by SCORE
Dr. Wayne Johnson: Board certified physician; founder of Hilton Head Health & Wellness Associates and subsidiaries
Dr. Debi Lynes, LCP: Master of Ceremonies; licensed counselor for substance abuse, eating disorder, marriage and family; design consultant.
Tricia Mikouchi: Degree in sociology and Master's in organizational behavior; 20 years raising a child with multiple personalities
Elizabeth Millen: Founder, Millen Publishing Group, LLC; owner and publisher, Pink Magazine and Paisley Magazine
Shirley (Peaches) Peterson: Chair, Mitchelville Preservation Project; vice chair, Coastal Discovery Museum; Women in Philanthropy advisory board
Erin Risius, MA, LPC: Kinesiologist; health psychology specialist; wellness counselor; health educator at Hilton Head Health
Frank Roberts: Founder, Lady's Island Oysters; South Carolina oyster industry pioneer; oyster seed (spat) provider; Coastal ecosystem advocate
Emra Smith: Founder and CEO, International School of Story; EBW2020 collaborator and Chief Engagement Officer; business executive, life coach
Jane Carson Sandler: Golden State Killer survivor; author; former U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps
Harry Williams: Mayor of Hardeeville; public servant in local, city, and county governments; business executive
Bea Wray: Co-founder, Millennial Women Network; former executive director, The Creative Coast; past chair, Forbes Books Entrepreneurship Practice Group
TEDxHiltonHead is organized under the auspices of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.