TEDxCincinnati Main Stage event tickets on sale for June 17 with two shows

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, TEDxCincinnati will host its eighth annual Main Stage Event featuring a dozen performers and speakers who will bring to life the theme of connection with topics including extraordinary people, wellness, entertainment and technology.

This year, for the first time ever, TEDxCincinnati will be held on a Saturday evening with new times and more ways to connect and learn. The Main Stage Event will be Saturday, June 17 at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 and will feature the same show at two convenient times:

  • Early Show at 5:00 pm (registration opens at 4:00 pm)
  • Late Show at 8:30 pm (registration opens at 7:15 pm)

All guests are encouraged to attend the networking cocktail hour from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm. Eli’s BBQ and entertainment will be on site while guests network with the evening’s speakers and performers. 

Tickets are available and the best deal is the TEDxBundle: Two Tickets for $99. For reservations, visit TEDxCincinnati.Eventbrite.com or visit TEDxCincinnati.com.

“TEDxCincinnati is an experience,” said TEDxCincinnati Director Jami Edelheit. “It’s not just about the speakers. It’s about connection and innovation, too. That’s why we decided to move to a Saturday night Main Stage Event with two show options. There’s also a special networking cocktail hour where guests can interact with the speakers and performers. We truly want guests to feel a connection to the things they are hearing and seeing at the show, and not just to be observers.”

Roster of Speakers


  • Kick Lee, emcee of the event, is a music producer, composer, Cincinnati native and advocate of the arts
  • Tish Hevel of The Brain Donor Project 
  • Amy Vetter on “Disconnect to Connect”
  • Cameron Byerly, philosopher from North Carolina
  • Mark Rittenberg of UC Berkeley Institute discussing “empathetic communication in the workplace”
  • Retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann spent 23 years in the United States Army, 18 of those as a U.S. Army Green Beret, he will share advanced relationship-building techniques honed from those experiences
  • Tanmay Bakshi, the youngest IBM Watson Champion from Canada
  • Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, Hamilton County Coroner, will discuss the heroine and opioid addiction and its impact on the community
  • Prerna Ghandi, at 13-years old, Prerna Gandhi survived an acid attack in her hometown of Rohtak, India, after her treatment at Cincinnati’s Shriners Hospital, she is now a sophomore at UC/Blue Ash and is redefining the meaning of beauty
  • Live dance performance by Exhale Dance Tribe, Cincinnati’s first contemporary dance company
  • Live performance by The P&G Voices of Destiny (VoD) is an African Ancestry Leadership Network and musical group with a mission to inspire, encourage and delight audiences while fostering an inclusive and fun environment
  • Spoken word performance by Siri Imani who is quickly emerging as one of the Midwest’s young, black voices. Her poetry is infused with hard truths, tough love and visions of a better tomorrow
  • Live performance by Serenity Fisher and The Cardboard Hearts (theatrical indie pop band)
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