North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 660)
Jacqui Chew, distinguished speaker, TED Talker, and President of TEDxAtlanta, joined host John Ray on this episode of North Fulton Business Radio. She discussed this year’s theme for TEDxAtlanta, “WE RISE,” a few of the dynamic speakers and topics which will be offered, why you should come to the live event versus watching on YouTube, how TEDxAtlanta operates as a community-driven project, and much more.
TEDxAtlanta is an initiative of Ideas into Action, a Georgia-registered nonprofit founded on the belief in the power of ideas to build stronger communities. It is one of 3000+ local TED affiliates across the globe and its license holder Jacqui Chew is widely recognized in the global TEDx community as a pioneer organizer.
Originally operating under the TEDxPeachtree name, the founding team produced one of the first 26 TEDx events in the world in 2009!
In 2018, TEDxPeachtree rebranded to TEDxAtlanta and continues to organize the largest, and longest-running TEDx event in Georgia and beyond.
Jacqui Chew operates at the intersection of technology, innovation, and impact. She is a TED Talker and actively speaks on community-building, mental health, culture, and inclusion. Her work has been recognized by Spelman College and the Technology Association of Georgia. In 2019, Jacqui was named to the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans list by Georgia Asian Times.
Today, she leads iFusion Consulting, a strategy and storytelling firm for high-growth startups and innovation-forward enterprises. The firm’s work has led to more than $100M in venture funding raised, multiple successful launches, and exits. Jacqui has personally coached dozens of TEDx speakers with a special focus on executives from the STEM and life sciences industries. She is the licensee of TEDxAtlanta, the largest TED affiliate in Georgia. TEDxAtlanta talks have garnered 33 million views and counting.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- What’s the theme for TEDxAtlanta this year?
- How is attending a live event different from watching the talks on YouTube?
- How does TEDxAtlanta stay a community-driven project?
- What does the future look like for TEDxAtlanta and Ideas into Action?
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