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TEDxColumbusWomen 2015 Speakers and Performers Announced

Please help us congratulate the following speakers and performers who have been selected to present at TEDxColumbusWomen: OWN IT – The Power in Our Story on Thursday, May 28th at the Southern Theatre. This spectacular lineup of all local talent will take the stage from 9am – noon, while we will stream the global TEDWomen conference from 2pm – 5pm after a picnic lunch for all attendees at Columbus Commons (weather permitting).

It is important to know that men are welcome to attend and as you can see, we’ve included a few in our lineup as speakers. Our world needs the full participation of women and their talents, and we recognize that men have a role in that process.

TEDxColumbusWomen 2015 speakers and performers:

Jennifer Adams, The Beauty of the Black Man

LaChandra Baker, Use that voice!

Liz Balk, Living in the Middle

Casey Brown, Valuing Ourselves

Melissa Crum, Educating on Racism through Art
Theresa Flores, Are we halting human trafficking?

Ladies of Longford, Performers

Lauren Kinsey, Breaking through the Tech Ceiling

Mark McNaughton, Through the eyes of my daughter

Inside/Out Choir, Performers

Amanda Scott, The challenge in owning your story

Larry Smith, A story in six

Natalie Spiert, Sexual Assault on Campus: Where it starts.

Joanne Ruthsatz, Connections between prodigies and autism

Erin Upchurch, Living in fear: Transwomen of Color
Biographies for all speakers can be found here.

Tickets are now on sale for $45/each (plus $3 theater restoration fee) by calling CAPA at 614-469-0939 or visiting ticketmaster (additional fees apply). 

There is no ticket limit for this event but if you buy for a group, we will ask you to register your attendees the week before the event. You will receive a separate email with a registration request.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

With gratitude to LeaderOPTICS, Carol Andreae, and OCLC for their generous partnership in helping to underwrite this event.  And many thanks to the curatorial committee who helped to make the tough choices for the speakers and performers for this event. We are grateful to all of our supporters! As always, contact us ( if you are interested in a partnership.