TEDx GrandviewAve

I have been watching TED talks since my freshman year of college. If you haven't seen any of the TED talks, I suggest you go to the website as soon as you are done looking at this post! I say it that way because once you listen to/watch one, you will spend the rest of the day listening to inspiring talk after inspiring talk. I will take this moment to share one of my favorites, Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. I can relate to this specific talk right now because since seeing it, I have been inspired. I am currently on day 6 of "Trying something new for 30 days." I can't share what that "something new" is just yet, but you can expect an update at the end of the month.

TEDx, the "x" standing for "independently organized," is a program created by TED to bring local people together to share that same TED experience. This year I was a part of TEDx GrandviewAve in Pittsburgh and have photos to share from the event. I want to give a big thank you to the founder, Kacey Wherley, and everyone involved for asking me to photograph this incredible event in the city of Pittsburgh.

Kacey Wherley, Founder, Director
(See the TEDx GrandviewAve website to check out ALL of the volunteers.)
Paul Burke, Managing Partner, co-founder, Thinktiv - Onstage Host

Rory Varrato, Graduate Student, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
Nicki Zevola, CEO, FutureDerm
Matthew Keener, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, CEO and founder, Emodt health design
Justin McElhattan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Scientific Corporation
Christine Mondor,  AIA, LEED AP, Principal, evolveEA
John K. Fetterman, Mayor, Braddock, PA
Jia Ji, Serial Social Entrepreneur, Founder, Couchange
Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Don Charlton, Founder and CEO, The Resumator

The Pillow Project also performed.

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The afterparty, sponsored by Urbanist was held at the art gallery, SPACE on Liberty Avenue. I took a few photos of what the local vendors were offering!

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Rachel Tokarski

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Pittsburgh Wedding and Event Photographer, Rachel Tokarski