TedXSanAntonio Takes Place Saturday at Rackspace

Ideas-In-Action-TEDxSanAntonio-280wFor five years, a group of San Antonio’s best and brightest have put on TedXSanAntonio and it’s quite a show.

This year, the theme is “Ideas in Action” and features a variety of speakers on diverse topics ranging from cultivating a hacker culture to nurturing girls in technology to how to tackle the growing epidemic of diabetes.

The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and exhibits at Rackspace Hosting’s events center at its headquarters in the former Windsor Park Mall in San Antonio.

The talks begin at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. with a break for lunch and an after party on site that runs until 8 p.m.

Online ticket sales ended Tuesday. If tickets are still available at the door, they will cost $100 each.

The speakers include: (description supplied by TedXSanAntonio)

Kori Ashton, Co-Owner of WebTegrity
Live a Great Story and Inspire Someone!

Clara Brenner, CEO, Tumml
Why social impact startups are set up to fail

Leezia Dhalla, Executive Communications Specialist, Rackspace
Hiding In Plain Sight: My Life As An Undocumented American

Eric Anthony Dorsa, Wine Steward
Dragged Out of the Closet

Pliny Fisk III, Founder and Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
A Different Future for the Planet, Naturally

Luz Cristal S. Glangchai, Founder and CEO, VentureLab
From Stand-up to Start-up: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs

Laurie Ann Guerrero, Poet Laureate of San Antonio
What I Learned from My City

Mitch Hagney, Chief Executive Officer of LocalSprout
Distributed Urban Agriculture

John Lewis Lambert, Actor, Comedy Sportz
Strength in Surrender: Onstage and in Life

Leo Lopez III, Medical Student, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio
The New Drug Trade

Rhonda M. Martin, Ph.D.
Accomplished Program Manager, USAA
Destructive Leadership and the Millennial Workforce

Harry Max, VP Product & Design, Rackspace
The Problem is Not the Problem

Trevor Muir, Teacher, Kent Innovation High School (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
School Should Take Place in the Real World

Oscar J. Muñoz, Director, Texas A&M Colonias Program
Third World in Texas: Myths and Realities

Sarah-Jane “SJ” Murray, Story Rhetoric expert, Baylor University
Hardwired for Story

Dr. Thomas Schlenker, Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Getting Serious About Diabesity

Suzanne B. Scott, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Confessions of the San Antonio River

Cindy A. Sebek, Founder, Gracious Gift Wines
Facing Your Fears with a Purpose

Joshua Singer and Abhinav Suri, Co-founders, Apps for Aptitude
The Birth of a Hacker Culture

Steven S. Vrooman, Professor of Communication Studies, Texas Lutheran University
Our Brains are A’Twitter

Finale:
Chacho & Brance, The Borderland Blues Experience
Lorenzo “Chacho” Saldana – Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
and Brance Arnold – Guitar, Vocals

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