TEDxSavannah Announces Speakers for 12th Annual Event at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus

Staff Report

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

TEDxSavannah has selected 15 speakers for the 12th Annual TEDxSavannah event, which will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus, located at 11935 Abercorn St.

The TEDxSavannah theme for 2023 is Connection. Speakers will address the theme from a wide range of perspectives that will resonate deeply with the greater Savannah community.

“As a former TEDxSavannah speaker, I know how exciting it is to be selected to deliver a talk at one of Savannah’s most inspiring annual events,” said TEDxSavannah organizing committee member Clinton Edminster. “We have an incredibly diverse group of speakers with innovative, engaging ideas related to this year’s Connection theme. We invite everyone to attend the 2023 event and to hear the speakers live and in person.”

The 2023 TEDxSavannah list of speakers is as follows:

● Guillermo A. Arboleda - Rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
● Kim Campbell - Senior Project Manager, Ethos Preservation
● Amy Capello - Certified Life Coach and Owner, Pure Joy Life Coaching
● Candicee Childs - Medical Student and Author
● Brittany Curry - Graphic Recorder and Facilitator, Inky Brittany
● Marc Frischer, Ph.D. - Professor, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
● Whitney Lam Gilliard - CEO, Gilliard & Company
● Michael Hughes, P.E. - Principal and Project Manager, Thomas & Hutton
● Harrison Scott Key - Author and Savannah College of Art and Design Professor
● Jonalyn Lavarias - Yoga Instructor
● Trelani Michelle - Author, Oral Historian, Teaching Artist and Founder, Krak Teet
● Zoe Rinker - Executive Director, Savannah Tree Foundation
● Meredith Stone - Design Associate, Gunn Meyerhoff Shay and Real Estate Advisor, Vantosh Realty Group
● Erika D. Tate, Ph.D. - Founder and CEO, Bluknowledge
● Tricia Veldman, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD - Founder and Speech-Language Pathologist, Georgia Speech Coaching

Full bios for the TEDxSavannah speakers, along with photos, are available at tedxsavannah.com.