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What to expect from the TEDxChattanooga 2023 flagship event

This year’s TEDxChattanooga flagship event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 15 with the theme “Awaken.”

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Hear what “Awaken” means to each of the keynote speakers.

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TEDxChattanooga will return to “bring ideas worth sharing” at this year’s flagship event on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Barrelhouse Ballroom.

In case you missed it, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Led by Chattanoogan Maggie Carruth O’Connor, this year’s flagship event theme is “Awaken” + five residents from the community will speak on what this word means to them.


From clockwise, Hudson Brock, Christine DiPietro, Jon Jon Wesolowski, Dejuan S. Jordan, and Greg Funderburg.

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Speaker lineup

Hudson Brock | Brock is the founder of AlloHire (a boutique tech recruiting agency) + the creator of The Relevant Dad. He’s noted for liking “big big ideas with practical applications that empower people.”

Christine DiPietro | DiPietro is noted as a “startup veteran who has scaled companies from $0-$400 million.” She’s managed projects all over the world and previously was the entrepreneur in residence at The Company Lab supporting Chattanooga-based startups.

Greg Funderburg | Funderburg is an award-winning journalist, author + podcast host who previously served as a news anchor at NewsChannel 9.

DeJuan S. Jordan | Jordan is the Co-CEO of Launch CHA + the founder/CEO of The DS Firm. She is noted for empowering entrepreneurs and leaders “through heart-centered transformational coaching and training.”

Jon Jon Wesolowski | Wesolowski is an avid urbanist “who enjoys decoding what makes a space great.” He has two TikTok channels (which have garnered more than 3.2 million likes + 180K followers) where he discusses urbanism and Chattanooga.

Excited to hear from this year’s speakers? You can go ahead and get your tickets to the TEDxChattanooga flagship event online.

Bonus: If you’re a nonprofit professional, student, or anyone looking to purchase a minimum of five tickets you can email for ticket discount codes.

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