In a joint session of Congress in 1961, President John F. Kennedy said that before the end of the decade, the United States would put a man on the moon – a feat many thought was improbable and most thought was impossible. Yet on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Module’s ladder and onto the moon’s surface.
From an early age we are told, “If you can believe it, you can achieve it.”
But as we get older, self-doubt creeps into our minds. What if no one supports me? What if it’s too hard? What if I am humiliated? What if I fail?
Rather than accepting these limiting beliefs, our speakers and performers have challenged the status quo and looked for new and better ways to impact our city.
What would you accomplish if you asked Why not? Why not now? Why not me?
Dare to see the POSSIBILITY.
Join us March 25, 2017 to hear ideas worth spreading and challenge yourself to see beyond what you CAN do to what you WILL do.
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We have an inspiring group for you all this year and these are just a few.
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Elizabeth Bevan

Marine Biologist

Randall Woodfin

Education Advocate

Anne Wright

Social Justice Advocate

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The event is sold out, but you can still join us online.
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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 TEDxBirmingham, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBirmingham event, 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.