This year’s speakers are:
• Herbert Woodward Martin, on Dayton poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and his literary legacy.
• Criswell Davis, on the importance of wood in design and architecture, and how it affects peoples' lives and feelings.
• Kenston Henderson Sr., on how to accomplish racial reconciliation in today's polarized society.
• Anna Baugham, on her experience of writing a song every day for 90 days, and what it taught her.
• Dean Waggenspack, on how society should rethink and reimagine retirement.
• Jad Mubaslat, on the history of money and how it has led to cybercurrency such as Bitcoin.
• Benjamin Holmes, on the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence.
• Luther Palmer, on how mathematics can be applied to solving important community problems.
• Jennie Hempstead, on how graphic note-taking can boost listening and help our memories.
• Brandy Foster, on the value of generalists in a world full of specialists.
• Mary Rogero, on how kitchens have evolved to take on special importance in our home lives.
• Daunielle Rasmussen, on how the theater industry is changing to attract younger audiences.
• Crystal Phillips, on how she went from being a struggling student to an adult educator, and what children need from their teachers.
• Donna Sanchez, on how she went a month without speaking, and what it taught her.
• Sid Thatham, on the power and cultural importance of online memes.
• Estelle Gibson, on the importance of financial independence, especially for women.
• Connie Vaughn, on how anyone can be a "math person."
TEDxDayton’s Signature Event will run from 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 11 at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton.
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This year's theme is "Connect." In addition to speakers, there will be performances by Dayton-area artists, dancers and musicians, and opportunities to network and interact with fellow audience members and community members.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.ticketcenterstage.com/TEDxDayton.