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Famed author among speakers at upcoming TEDxRoadTown event

 Orandae Pitt

Orandae Pitt

PRESS RELEASE – Do you know what it means to step outside your comfort zone?

On March 29th, the BVI community is invited to attend TEDxRoadTown where remarkable speakers will take centre stage for thought-provoking presentations under the theme – Throwing Out the Box.

Organisers of the event have scheduled this signature conference to take place at BVI International Arbitration Centre located in Ritter House from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“TEDxRoadTown offers a unique opportunity for people to come together to stir ideas and generate discussions that strive to encourage and challenge us. We are thrilled to have produced a roster of speakers who aim to enlighten, stimulate dialogue, and intellectual exchange to uplift our community,” said Abigail O’Neal, Organiser and Licence Holder.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a programme of locally organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience.

Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

TEDxRoadTown is comprised of a group of professionals who desire to have their community become part of the greater TEDx community.

They all have a favourite TED Talk that has changed their lives in some way.

One of the curators coined the phrase, “Through TEDx we can bring the world closer to us.”

Speakers at TEDxRoadTown include:

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi

A thirteen-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a widely-respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures.

It was her blog that inspired Luvvie’s debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, which was released in September 2016, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller’s list.

It is a collection of essays that critiques our fame-obsessed, social media-centric lives, while encouraging us to do better. Last week it was announced that Luvvie’s book will be made into a cable TV series by Shonda Rhimes.

Richard Georges

Richard Georges

Richard was born in Trinidad and raised in the British Virgin Islands where he lives and works today.

His poetry has been featured in Prelude, Smartish Pace, The Puritan, WILDNESS, The Caribbean Writer, The Rusty Toque, Wasafiri, and elsewhere.

He is the author of the collection Make Us All Islands (Shearsman, 2017).

Charlotte McDevitt

Charlotte McDevitt

Charlotte has spent the past 14 years researching and implementing appropriate solutions for waste and resource management for small islands.

Mr. Orandae Pitt: Orlando is a self-driven, ambitious, and determined young enterpriser who is also the owner of Sealingo Watersports BVI. Sealingo Watersports offers exciting activities for locals and tourists such as, wakesurfing, water skiing, and glass bottom kayak tours to The Baths.

TEDxRoadTown sponsors include: BCQS, Nagico, TigerQi, Navanchor, Guavaberry Marketing, Media Matters, VisionNova, NovaPay, GetMeIn, akiy[ab]rewley designs, FAM Worldwide, The Soup Shop, Grape Expectations, Design So Simple, John F. Black Photography, Green Tech, and The BVI Tourist Board.

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