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Florence TEDx event set for Thursday

December 2, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – The second TEDxEvansStreet event will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the SIMT Building at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

The event was supposed to take place on Oct. 4, but was postponed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The event will focus on how change agents make a difference in the status quo and the same ideas continue to evolve over time, according to the TEDxEvansStreet media advisory.

Tonita Perry, lead organizer for TEDxEvansStreet, said a committee selected change agents as the theme because the city of Florence has seen a lot of change in the past area, and they wanted to hear from people who are behind the change.

Attendee check-in will begin at 8 a.m. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks during the event, which are included in the ticket prices. There will be two sessions in the morning and two sessions in the afternoon with lunch served in the middle of the day.

Tickets cost $40 and are available for purchase at tedxevanstreet.org until they sell out.

Members of the community, such as Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson Jr., Wilson High School sophomore and international baccalaureate student Rebecca Liu and Morning News Regional Editor Don Kausler Jr., will speak during the event. There will also be performances from the Southern Bluegrass Association and the South Carolina State Jazz Band.

Perry said the group selected individuals to speak who could present new perspectives and generate discussion on the topics. The group selected the performers who could speak about the cultural significance of the music.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share ideas. TEDx events are self-organized and seek to create deep discussion from the events.

For more information about TEDxEvansStreet, visit tedxevansstreet.org.

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