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June 21, 2010 19:24 ET

TEDxPennQuarter to Be Held July 11, 2010 at Newseum in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) -  In a city that continually reinvents itself, a group of leaders and visionaries will come together for a day of exploration and inspiration as TEDxPennQuarter. TEDxPennQuarter is an independently organized event, operating under license from TED to be held on July 11, 2010 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Channeling the theme REINVENTING, TEDxPennQuarter's speakers and audience will gather to share ideas, stories and community as some of Washington, DC's most influential and unique minds in the fields of Sports, Media, Politics, Gaming and Comedy lead the audience through their personal experiences of reinvention.

Carol Joynt, an Emmy Award-winning network television producer and Washington writer, will emcee the event. Over a dozen speakers will present including: Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run, and former war correspondent for the Associated Press. Douglas Rushkoff, Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity and Bram Weinstein, ESPNEWS anchor.

TEDxPennQuarter will be held at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased through the official website: The event will also be streaming live online.

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About TEDx

In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPennQuarter, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxPennQuarter, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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