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Meet the
Team

Our Story

TEDxAtlanta is one of 2500+ local TED affiliates across the globe and its license holder Jacqui Chew is widely recognized in the global TEDx community as a pioneer organizer.  

Originally operating under the TEDxPeachtree name, we produced one of the first 25 TEDx events in the world in 2009! In 2018, we rebranded to TEDxAtlanta and continue to organize the largest, and longest-running TEDx event in Georgia and beyond.

TEDxAtlanta is an initiative of Ideas into Action, a Georgia-registered nonprofit founded on the belief in the power of ideas to build stronger communities.  

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxAtlanta is part of TED’s TEDx 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 events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but TEDxAtlanta events are organized by local volunteers. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

Since 2009, more than 40,000 TEDx events (and counting) have been held in over 130 countries. 

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Shows
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Talks
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Performances
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TED-Featured Talks

TEDxAtlanta
Licensee/Curator

Jacqui Chew TEDxAtlanta

Jacqui Chew

Licensee / Organizer

Curation / Coaching

Carrie Williar Lin

Carrie Lin

Speaker Curation / Lead Coach

Kathryn O'Day

Kathryn O'Day

TEDxATLWomen Curation

Monica Delores Hooks

Monica Delores Hooks

TEDxATLWomen Curation

Production / Audience Xperience

Gabriella Marvin

Show Producer

Sophie Desert

Sophie Desert

Producer - X Zone

Malcolm Sawyer

Malcolm Sawyer

ReFresh Room

Natalia Maxwell

Natalia Maxwell

Speaker Sherpa - Lead

Creative Corp.

Tammy Huynh

Tammy Huynh

Project Manager

J.R. LEE

J.R. LEE

Storyteller

Brigitte Cutshall

Brigitte Cutshall

Project Manager - Mainstage

Volunteer Xperience

Ebony Yvonne

Ebony Yvonne

Volunteer Xperience

Ideas into Action
Board of Directors

Jacqui Chew TEDxAtlanta

Jacqui Chew

President & Chair