Center Stage Theater

TEDxAtlanta Announces New Venue for 2024 Conference

ATLANTA — TEDxAtlanta, Georgia’s largest TED affiliate, is pleased to announce its 2024 mainstage conference will be held at Center Stage Atlanta, the iconic performing arts, music, and live entertainment venue that has been a cornerstone of Atlanta’s arts community since 1966.

The conference, themed “The Future We Create,” is Friday, Sept. 13, 2024. It promises to be a day thought-provoking conversations and ideas sharing by encouraging attendees to immerse themselves into a future world that they envision where technology and nature complement each other, where heritage and custom give rise to innovation, and where people, neighborhoods, or communities can find mutual understanding.

“Center Stage is such an important part of Atlanta’s rich cultural legacy and a commemoratory space to its arts community,” said said Jacqui Chew, TEDxAtlanta licensee and curator. “For nearly 60 years, Center Stage has served as the home for artists, musicians, and others who, through their art, brought us on journeys harnessed and expanded our imaginations. We’re honored to present our mainstage event here at such an historic venue.”

Center Stage, which opened in 1966, was originally called Theatre Atlanta. It was built by Frania Tye Lee and dedicated to the memory of her daughter, Helen Lee Cartledge, who was one of 103 Atlanta Art Association members who were killed when Air France Flight 007 crashed moments after takeoff at the Orly Airport in 1962.

The venue has been home to many iconic performers, artists, and musicians, including Sir Elton John, Jay-Z, and Lady Gaga.

Event Details
Date: Friday, Sept. 13, 2024
Time: 9 am – 6:15 pm
Location: Center Stage Atlanta, 1374 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
Theme: The Future We Will Create

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About TEDxAtlanta
The TEDxAtlanta conference series is an initiative of Ideas into Action, a Georgia-registered nonprofit founded on the belief in the power of ideas to build stronger communities. Along with interactive experiences throughout the year, the TEDxAtlanta event series is planned by a team of volunteers led by Atlanta entrepreneur and TEDxAtlanta licensee Jacqui Chew. 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. Since the first TEDxAtlanta conference in 2009 more than 20 speakers have been featured by TED to be amplified globally from a catalog of 200,000 TEDx Talks. For more information, visit

About TEDx
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 Program, 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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