Elegra Davis | 2018

Elegra King
Elegra Davis – Why the Future Needs Your Life’s Purpose

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CEO of Davis Depositions, LLC
Loving, Creative, Intuitive

No one thought that Elegra Davis would one day rise to CEO status. As a 14-year-old pregnant teen in poverty, the adults in her life did not see much for her future. She had become a statistic and the odds were not in her favor. But Elegra knew there was more to her story. She believed that all life has meaning to power a future forward. Elegra learned to trust herself and her inner voice and to ignore the naysayers. Her path had many twists but she found her way. Elegra ultimately credits her success as an entrepreneur from the lessons she learned as a teen mother.

Elegra is a purpose-led entrepreneur and CEO of Davis Depositions, LLC, a digital court reporting firm serving all of Central Ohio and neighboring states. Her honors and recent work also include: -One of the youngest to receive the award of “1 of 12 Women You Should Know in Central Ohio,” by the national association, Women for Economic Leadership and Development. Each year WELD recognizes women who are high impact leaders within their organizations, support the leadership and development of others, give time, talent and resources to their community, and invest in the growth of other businesses. She is honored to share space within the small group containing notable women such as the Mayor’s wife, First Lady Shannon Ginther. -Congressional Recognition by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty on being recognized as a 2017 Woman WELDing the Way Calendar Honoree. – Selected Speaker for Microsoft’s National Entrepreneurship Week in both 2016 and 2017. – 2017 Selected Speaker for WELD National Conference on the topic: Outsmarting the Enemy of Innovation: Fear. -2018 Selected Speaker for WELD National Conference on topic: Exposing Success: Unlearning to Reveal Purpose. -2018 Conference Speaker for Ohio Bankers League. -2018 Conference Panelist for Healthcare Financial Management Association. -2018 Moderator for September Leadership Series at OSU Fawcett Center. -One of the first five Ohioans to receive national digital court reporter certification and is past appointed member of the Government Relations and Education Committees of the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers. -She has also authored articles in The Court Reporter Newsletter (trade industry newsletter), and authoring her first book, “Everything I Needed to Know as an Entrepreneur I Learned as a Teen Mother.”

Rosemarie Rossetti | 2018

Rosemarie Rossetti
Rosemarie Rossetti – Pathways To Change, Persevere, and Be Resilient!

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President of Rossetti Enterprises
Persistent, Loyal, Trustworthy

Paths can end for no reason at all, a permanent change that was never thought possible. Rosemarie Rossetti has faced such a moment and found hope and meaning in the situation. She shares the five key lessons she learned following a spinal cord injury and provides hope to others by demonstrating how to be resilient, cope with change, and deal with adversity.

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a full time professional speaker, consultant, and author, internationally known for her motivational programs. She is the President of Rossetti Enterprises Inc. Rossetti has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people who were in her audiences over the 19 years that she has been sharing her story about acquiring a spinal cord injury. Her message is focused on living life with conviction. She shares the five key lessons that she lives by that she learned following her injury. She provides hope to others by demonstrating how to be resilient, cope with change, and deal with adversity.

She is the author of:
“Universal Design Toolkit: Time-saving ideas, resources, solutions, and guidance for making homes accessible”, “Take Back Your Life! Regaining Your Footing After Life Throws You a Curve” and “The Healthy Indoor Plant”.

She is also known for the national demonstration home and garden that she and her husband, Mark Leder, designed, built, and live in, the Universal Design Living Laboratory. It is the highest rated universal design home in North America, earning three national certifications. This home in Columbus also received a Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and a Gold certification on the National Green Building Standard.

Matt Stephens-Rich | 2018

Matt Stephens-Rich

Matt Stephens-Rich – Decarbonizing the Transportation Highway

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Electric Vehicle Specialist
Passionate, Excited, Sharing

Hilliard is the leading the charge in the Columbus region in tackling greenhouse gas emissions. Our town has the highest rate of electric vehicle adoption, which is decreasing oil dependency. Electric Vehicle Specialist Matt Stephens-Rich explains what this means for Hilliard, the Columbus region and the reduction of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Matt started his career in energy policy and alternative fuels at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in 2012, where he earned an MPA in Energy Policy. While in school, Matt worked at Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide non-profit focused on petroleum reduction through alternative fuels in transportation. Upon graduation, he stayed on with Clean Fuels Ohio as Projects Manager, working to secure $25+ million in grant funding and deploy hundreds of alternative fuel fleet vehicles. He was honored to be named a Person to Know in Energy by Columbus Business First during this work. He now provides insight and analysis for how consumers and businesses can best adopt EVs in the region.

Speakers Announced for TEDxHilliard 2018

Join the community for idea sharing where speakers and performers wow the crowd in 5-15 minutes. Norms will be challenged, minds will be opened, and you will leave inspired. The third annual TEDxHilliard aims to answer an aspirational call to showcase some of our best and brightest thinkers, doers and visionaries with ideas that will shatter bias, spark creativity and move action. TEDxHilliard is slated for Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Hilliard Bradley Performing Arts Center, 2800 Walker Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Speaker and artist presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 for Adults, $25 for students K-College (present student id) and $25 for Seniors (65+). After June 15th, tickets raise $5.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tedxhilliard.org.

Speakers and performers slated are:

Matt Stevens Rich – Decarbonization and Electric Vehicles
Rosemarie Rossetti – Pathways To Change, Persevere, and Be Resilient!
Elegra Davis – Why the Future Needs Your Life’s Purpose
Zac Dilbeck – Know the Path You Walk
Kim Brazwell – Social Justice Advocacy
Peter Cline – Building Trust through Motorsports
Scott Grant – Ties & Tennies: A Pathway for Engagement
Dale King – Opening a Business in economic depressed area to revitalize economy
Amber Runyon – Utilizing Social Enterprise to end Human Trafficking
Jackie Burns – The Untold Path of Recovery
Richard Isbell – Art Heals
KaTanya Ingram – Pathway to Music

This year’s theme is Pathways. The human experience is a journey. A journey filled with pathways – some straight and predictable, others curvy and challenging. Some pathways lead us to new experiences, while others help us achieve something more.

If we pay attention, the experiences, challenges or questions that arise for each of us have the potential to change the trajectory of our work and life. To change or guide our pathways, TEDxHilliard 2018 will highlight the experiences, challenges, questions, and pathways that lead to innovation, new products, better community relations, or a deeper understanding of the human condition.

Hilliard has been at the center of educational and local business innovation, and a growing number of creative outlets.  This event is named as such to be inclusive of the school, business, and non-profit partnerships that are coming together to support this opportunity to spread the ideas from our community to reach others and join the TEDx movement.

Think of TEDxHilliard as an awesome dinner party, with great food, inspirational performances, brilliant speakers and mind-blowing conversation. By joining us for the event, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a truly unique event that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHilliard, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHilliard event, live speakers, musicians and artists will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

TEDxHilliard Marketing Student Intern Needed

TEDxHilliard is looking for a Marketing Student Intern for this year’s event.

$10-12 / hour, Part-time, internship

    • Responsibilities include:
      • Implement the TEDxHilliard Marketing plan
      • Creating digital content for social media and increase followers
      • Manage the tedxhilliard.org site and posts
      • Respond to Social Media messages when appropriate
      • Work about 6 hrs/week for the 12 weeks prior to TEDxHilliard in Aug
    • Qualifications:
      • Currently enrolled undergraduate college/university student studying marketing or communications
      • A strong background in social media
      • High level of writing, interpersonal and communications skills
      • One or more years of experience in a club or organization
      • Self-motivated
    • Apply:
      • If interested, email a cover letter and resume to tedxhilliard@gmail.com by Sunday, April 15.

TEDxHilliard 2017

The second annual TEDxHilliard is slated for Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Hilliard Bradley Performing Arts Center, 2800 Walker Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.  Some great food and an opportunity to mingle will be available from 4:30-6:00.  Speaker and artist presentations begin at 6:00 p.m.

The theme for this year’s event is “Spark”.  It’s the ignition point of inventions, connections, and breakthrough ideas. It’s a single moment that can forever change how we view our world. All the wonderful tales from our community that started with a single spark.

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Get Your Tickets

Now is the best time to get your tickets to TEDxHilliard 2017!  Early bird ends on July 6.

    • Ticket Pricing- early bird pricing ends on July 4
      • $25 for early bird, $30 after July 4
      • $20 student K-College (present student id)
      • $20 seniors (65+) for early bird, $25 after July 4

Event is Tuesday, Aug 8th.  Food at 5PM, Speakers and performers are from 6-9PM.

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What is TEDxHilliard?

Have you seen promo about TEDxHilliard and wondered what it is?

Kunal speakingThink of TEDxHilliard as an awesome dinner party, with great food, inspirational performances, brilliant speakers and mind-blowing conversation. By joining us for the event, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a truly unique evening that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform, not to mention that the food is amazing!

Speakers and Performers have been announced for 2017.  It’s going to be a great evening as we hear from scientists, doctors, CEOs, songwriters, poets, teachers, athletes, and inventors.  Check them out on the Speaker page!

Zahra Khuhro

Control + Alt Delete Bullying

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Student and winner of the 2017 Optimist Oratorical contest

Zahra is a freshman at Hilliard Darby High school.  She is extremely active in school as well as an honors student and ranked #1 in her class. She is passionate about public speaking and has participated in both Hilliard Optimist Oratorical Contests and Rotary Contests.

Zahra Khuhro is on a mission to delete digital bullying. She describes cyberbullying as a virus that has infected over 50% of adolescents and teens. As freshman at Hilliard Darby High school, more than half of her classmates have experienced bullying on a daily basis through email, text messages, and social media. Zahra’s talk focuses on spreading awareness and sharing ways to stand up and end bullying.