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TEDxFredericksburg: Disruptors, Distractors, & Defenders

August 3, 2019 – Fredericksburg, VA

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We all face unexpected circumstances, challenges, issues, and problems individually, in science, in industry, and in our communities.  Some come in the form of DISRUPTORS that will literally change our entire trajectory -- good or bad.  Others come in the form of DISTRACTORS, simply causing one to veer from the correct trajectory.  While DEFENDERS are those tried and true staples that remain critical along the way.  We'll  explore processes to identify DISRUPTORS, DISTRACTORS, AND DEFENDERS in industry, science, individually, and as a collective community.  

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxFredericksburg, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFredericksburg event, TED Talks 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.