TEDxCLE 2011 ticket giveaway

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Didn't get a chance to buy your tickets to this year's TEDxCLE event? Well you're not alone, they sold out in approximately 2 hours - a testament to how great an event it is.

If you happen to be one of the folks who weren't able to purchase a ticket you're in luck because thanks to the fabulous organizers of TEDxCLE
I'm giving away 2 tickets to this year's much anticipated event here on the plum.

What:
TEDxCLE Talks is a annual speaker series event in Cleveland that gathers people together to share their positive ideas for the world focusing on Technology, Entertainment and Design all from Cleveland.

Who:
Speakers such as Ari Maron the brains behind East 4th Street development, Jonathan Sawyer award winning chef behind The Greenhouse Tavern, and Valerie Mayen of Project Runway and Yellowcake fame... Plus ten others.

When: Friday April 15th from 9am to 2pm at Detroit-Shoreway's own Capital Theater. The after party will be held at Battery Park Wine Bar immediately after the conference.

Why: To share Cleveland innovation, development and positive change with the world.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2010 conference and was blown away by the energy, intellect and innovation happening in Cleveland and the 2011 event promises to do the very same.

Don't believe me? Check out the TEDxCLE teaser video below:





To be eligible to win one of two tickets that I'm giving away simply leave a comment (with your contact information if I don't already have it) telling me what 2011 TEDxCLE speaker you're most looking forward to hearing. Hop on over to their website for a full list.

For a second entry you can tweet about the contest including @clevelandsaplum, a link to this post (http://bit.ly/h9coKx) and #TEDxCLE then leave a second comment telling me you did so.


The contest will end on Thursday April 7th and I'll announce the winners on Friday April 8th.

Good luck and I hope to see you all there!
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66 comments:

  1. I would love to hear Valerie Mayen talk about building community through the arts. My twitter is @jeff_finley

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  2. The speaker I'd most want to hear is Hannah Belsito. I went to college with Hannah. We recently had the chance to reconnect and chat about CLE and I was blown away by her energy and enthusiasm for the city.

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  3. I would like to hear David Franklin speak about one of our cities finest cultural institutions!

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  4. Jonathon Sawyer. I love his enthusiasm and stories--- plus, maybe he'll bring snacks! (kidding.) ((kind of...))

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  5. I was incredibly bummed when I spaced out and forgot about the day the tickets went on sale.

    I would love to attend and see the panel on Historic Preservation. This city has some beautiful places that with some new ideas and hard work can be brought to life again.

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  6. So. Awesome. I would L-O-V-E to go to this event. All of the speakers will be excellent but I'd be most excited about either Jonathon Sawyer or Valerie Mayan.

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  7. I would love to hear Ari Maron talk about E4th, what's going on with the Doubletree Hotel at Tudor Arms and his ideas for the future of CLE.

    -@kakaty

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  8. Alicia at Poise in Parma 14254 /2010/12/im-alive/March 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    ...and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/poiseinparma/status/53130245267668993

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  9. I've recently become obsessed with Ted Talks! I would love to hear some focused on CLE! I'd love to hear Valerie Mayen since I loved her on Project Runway. Terry Schwarz has an interesting perspective on the evolution of cities and her talk would be incredibly timely. I'd enjoy hearing her as well!
    Christine Berbelis (berbelis.1@gmail.com)

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  10. I was lucky enough to be able to attend last year's event, too! What an invigorating experience. I'm partial to Chris Clark. We met in 2009, and I had the chance to work alongside him to help promote Sunflower Solutions. It was beyond inspiring to see someone so young create a reality out of a dream - especially a dream to help those less fortunate. I'm also a big fan of anything environmentally-friendly, so he had me at hello.

    Laura, @lipinter

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  11. This would be the second year in a row that I missed out on the ticket purchase..rats!

    I am looking forward to all the speakers but am especially excited for the "Storefronts, Scaffolding and Parades: Historic Preservation as a Strategy to Revitalize Cities" panel. I am eager to here the panels thoughts and opinions on revitalizing Cleveland while preserving and celebrating our cultural diversity and communities.

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  12. Jonathan Sawyer - obviously I'm partial to the food-based speaker ;) Hope I win! :)

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  13. I would love to hear Jonathon Sawyer's talk. Not just because I love his food but I also love doing what I can to live a more green life.

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  14. I was able to attend last year's event and loved it. So bummed about not getting tix for this year.

    Really looking forward to Jonathan Sawyer and Valerie Mayen.

    Hope I win!

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  15. the historic preservation panel looks interesting

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  16. http://twitter.com/#!/conteststuff

    and tweeted too!

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  17. I would love to hear Valerie Mayen talk about her business, brand, and of course CLEVELAND!

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  18. I'm looking forward to Hannah Belsito who will be discussing building leadership opportunities in Cleveland.

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  19. I would love to go to this event and hear Johnathon Sawyer

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  20. I would love to hear Ted Howard speak about the evergreen cooperative initiative and also Chris Clark talk about solar initiatives.

    Ian Hinz
    Director of Operations
    O: 216-321-2930
    ian@ensemble-theatre.org

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  21. Danielle DeBoe!
    (So happy to see Detroit Shoreway starting to come together...)

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  22. I have been watching Ted speakers for over a year now, and was so excited to hear that it was coming to cleveland. I am really interested in hearing Johnathon Sawyer, since I work in a restaurant and am very supportive of his restaurant and what it stands for.

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  23. David Franklin is hilarious. Can't wait.

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  24. First ever panel AND on Historic Preservation to revitalize cities?! AWESOME! Would love to hear Jeff Seigler et. al. talk about Cleveland as a city with character, great character, and how we can maintain it through preservation. :) I am a college student wanting to stay in CLE after graduation because, like this panel will likely discuss, this city and its history is incredible and something to be preserved.

    Trudy Andrzejewski
    andrzejewski.trudy@gmail.com

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  25. i dont even know about half the events that you post about...but i always think "wow, that sounds so awesome." which is what i thought about when reading this post...i think id love to hear it all but am partial to valerie mayen bc of my background - my degree is in textiles and clothing.

    btw: you truly do the coolest things and see cleveland in such a great way :)

    tabitha kunsman
    tkunsman@gmail.com
    fabulouslytabs-twitter

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  26. I'm most interested in seeing Ari Maron. I think that adapting the "east 4th" concept to other parts of the city, maybe even a whole city application is very intriguing.

    - Frank Mayse
    On the twitters: @fmayse

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  27. Posted on twitter as well - @fmayse.

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  28. I would love to hear what Valerie Mayen has to say. Also, I am interested in Sean Bilovecky of WRATH ARCANE. The historical panel sounds really interesting as well.

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  29. @cathyhunt just tweeted about @clevelandsaplum

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  30. I was bummed to miss out on the tickets. I was looking forward to hearing John Zitzner talk. I think education is one of the most important issues facing Cleveland.

    dhovis@gmail.com

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  31. Chris Clark - Sunflower is an awesome mix of entrepeneurship and sustainability.

    adamando@gmail.com

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  32. Being in the commercial real estate industry, I would probably most be inclined to hear Ari Maron. The "Storefronts, Scaffolding and Parades" panel is equally intriguing.

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  33. Ok... I'll be your best friend forever if you award me the tickets. twitter handle is ryanpretzer

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  34. Tweeted! twitter ryanpretzer

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  35. Would love to hear David Franklin talk about why museums still matter.

    @GeorgiaInCle

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  36. I just tweeted about this giveaway!

    @GeorgiaInCLE

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  37. I would love to hear Ted Howard and learn more about the Evergreen Cooperatives! Kris Putnam-Walkerly I can be reached here:
    http://www.putnamcic.com/contact.php

    Hope I can win because my 82 year old mom really wants to come up from Akron for this (and me too!). She listens to TedTalks that she downloads from iTunes on her iPod while she exercises :-) Thanks.

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  38. I want to hear Valerie speak about her work in Rebuilding Cleveland's economy via the arts.

    Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Twitter Mpajakreynolds

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  39. As a new CLE resident and old historian, I'm most interested in Terry Schwarz. And as I'd be taking my daughter, a culinary student at Tri-C, hearing Michael Ruhlman would be most interesting for her.

    Regardless, I'll be following the action from TEDxCLE. Its too good to miss!

    @tlcolson on twitter

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  40. and its tweeted. :)
    @tlcolson

    (I got teewat as my verification... i think your verifier started drinking early for opening day!)

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  41. I would be most excited to hear Ari Maron speak.

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  42. Jonathan Sawyer, most definitely.

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  43. I'd like to go and see Jonathan Sawyer speak. I went last year and really enjoyed Ruhlman's food speech, but tickets sold out too quick this year.

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  44. I would love to hear David Franklin speak. I don't think enough people take advantage of the great museums Cleveland has to offer, and the importance of supporting them. Also I would love to hear what Valerie Mayen has to say about the Cleveland Fashion scene.

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  45. Please, please, please. I have been hunting, searching, scowering throughout this fine city trying to score a tix and at last I can not locate one. You are my only hope. Would love to hear them all. Please with brown sugar and a cherry on top! (eabouch1212@yahoo.com)

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  46. I returned to CLE last year after 17 years away in NYC, DC and Europe, and I'm having a great time rediscovering Cleveland. TED would be a fabulous way to learn more about the innovative initiatives that helped draw me back home. The "Storefronts, Scaffolding and Parades: Historic Preservation as a Strategy to Revitalize Cities" panel sound great -- many locals don't realize what treasures we have in city that would be a great basis for careful redevelopment. E.4 is another great example of something old getting a new purpose, something I first learned about while still away -- saw the NYTimes feature. And I'd love to see the new CMA director speak. He's come to the museum at such a marvelous time of growth, and he'll be helping increase tourism and activity in University Circle. I've been keeping my eye on all these initiatives and ideas in Cleveland since long before I moved home. Would love to join these sessions to learn more and meet other Clevelanders working to revitalize our town.

    And I tweeted your info!

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  47. Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions. Awesome give-away! Thank you for offering it.

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  48. I'd love to hear Jonathon Sawyer speak and discuss how the much the food scene has changed in the past few years and what his take is on the future of food in CLE.

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  49. I'm most interested in Terry Schwarz's talk "Fixing Broken Cities." I'm always eager to hear about how we can improve our fair city.

    Contact: luke7online@hotmail.com

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  50. Oh my goodness.

    I really, really, really, realllllly want this.

    Mike is obsessed with watching TED videos online and I would love so much to have a day with him to do this!

    I would most love hear Valerie talk, because Mike + I were borderline obsessed with her on Project Runway.

    Oh man.

    I reallllllly want this! What a great giveaway, Alexa!

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  51. I'd like to see Chris Clark talk about Sunflower Solutions. They are doing big things in Africa with their solar power technology.

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  52. I missed my chance to get tix and was very disappointed. I don't have a single favorite, though I like Chris Clark. I am into Jonathan Sawyer and all that he does. I would like to hear more from MRN and what they are doing as well. Heck, I want to see them all!!

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  53. In today's digital age, there's something to be said for preserving the legacy of authentic Cleveland by passionate Clevelanders. "Storefronts, Scaffolding and Parades: Historic Preservation as a Strategy to Revitalize Cities," is a gem presentation, and clearly a main attraction for the April 15th TEDxCLE event. Featuring local (Thomas Starinsky), regional (Jeff Siegler) and national (Rhonda Sincavage) panelists is an excellent approach to showcase the city's rich heritage. Cleveland is a townspeople often its own worst enemy in regards to low self-esteem. Experiencing this dialogue will help me promote the city's offerings via my blog and writings for months to come.

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