Fifteen thinkers, trailblazers and changemakers to share bold ideas that illuminate how “We Rise” in the face of adversity

ATLANTA, GA, February 21, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Today, the TEDxAtlanta team is thrilled to announce its 2023 speaker roster. Curated around the theme, “We Rise,” the eclectic line-up of 15 thinkers, changemakers and trailblazers from Georgia and beyond will share bold ideas and innovations developed over the last three years that embody how “We Rise” against all odds.

From the power of “we” to new frontiers in cancer research, a novel approach to child re-trafficking prevention to wisdom from the world’s largest fish, and secrets of city bees to the science of giving better advice, TEDxAtlanta 2023 talks will not only inform and inspire, but also challenge the status quo, and spark conversation around pressing issues affecting our shared future.

2023 Roster
Joe Bankoff, constitutional law expert, professor
Tiffanie Barriere, mixologist
Kristine Braman, entomologist
Moe Brown, therapist, LGBTQi+ advocate
Gerry Chen, roboticist
Susan Cohen, entrepreneurship researcher, professor
Alistair Dove, marine biologist
Isabel González Whitaker, civic engagement evangelist
Omer Inan, AI researcher, electrical engineer
Debra Lam, ecosystem builder, inclusion champion
Anthony B. Law, head and neck surgeon, AI researcher
Anant Madabhushi, biomedical researcher
Andrew McConnell, entrepreneur, author
Sydney Scherr, anti-child re-trafficking advocate
Tara Stoinski, primatologist

Event Details
Date: May 19, 2023
Time: 9 AM – 6:30 PM ET.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts
Tickets: Purchase using this link, Prices range from $155 – $550

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About TEDxAtlanta
TEDxAtlanta and TEDxAtlantaWomen are flagship conferences of Ideas into Action, a Georgia-registered nonprofit founded on the belief in the power of ideas to build stronger communities. These community-led gatherings are part of TED’s TEDx program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Along with interactive experiences throughout the year, TEDxAtlanta and TEDxAtlantaWomen are planned by a team of volunteers led by Atlanta entrepreneur and TEDxAtlanta / AtlantaWomen licensee Jacqui Chew. The first TEDxAtlanta conference was organized in 2009 and more than a dozen speakers have been featured on For more information, visit

About TEDx
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, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

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