About a million photos from TEDxRVA


Check out all 266 (and counting) photos from this past Friday’s TEDxRVA event.

Photo by: Mallory Benedict

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“You need to be looking at a lot of different stuff, and you need to look at the same stuff differently.” — Dr. Gupton



The Valentine Richmond History Center’s Bill Martin talked about Richmond’s history, untold stories, and our dang tattoos.

“It’s not just about the Civil War” — Bill Martin

This guy was inspired by a guy who worked at Ukrop’s


Richmonder Mike Henry talks about creating characters on Family Guy and staying true to funny.

Play is…?

How can play stimulate creativity? What is play? Is it joyful? Is it challenging? Is it work?

“History gives us hope that remarkable things can still happen that we can be a part of.” — Dr. Ed Ayers

ELEW at dress rehearsal


ELEW at dress Rehearsal for TEDx Richmond on March 21, 2013. Photo by Mallory Benedict


First up for TEDxRVA is ELEW. He’s decked out in some seriously fashionable threads–including metal bracers! His advice on creating: discover, observe, and share.

Oh, and, he covered Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on a grand piano.

Two locals get ready for their TEDxRVA talks

A former heroin addict and a 16-year-old high schooler will both speak at this Friday’s TEDxRVA.

TEDxRVA will live-stream all 30 talks

Organizers of the March 22nd TEDxRVA event have announced they will live stream presentations by all 30 speakers on the TEDxRVA website.

“TED is about sharing ideas worth spreading,” said event curator Andy Stefanovich. “The Richmond region has these ideas and the time has come to share them with the world. In addition, we have curated a host of talks from around the world, to offer their valuable perspectives. Inside and out, we will be inspired and challenged.”

Ed Trask paints TEDxRVA mural March 15th

Artist Ed Trask will paint a mural inspired by TEDxRVA near the site of the upcoming event on Friday, March 15th from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the floodwall on 18th and Dock streets. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Trask has painted over 30 murals around RVA. Other works of his are found in businesses like Capital One, NBC, Gap, Old Navy, and Ducati.