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Release Date: 09.30.2015 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: TEDxPeachtree 2015

Media Personality Dana Barrett Adds Spark to TEDxPeachtree 2015; Joins Show as Emcee

Popular media personality Dana Barrett will take on mistress of ceremonies duties at the 2015 TEDxPeachtree Conference. Known for her smart and engaging interview style, Barrett will keep the energy high and the pace going at the brain spa event of the year. She is an entrepreneur and host of the Barrett Show on weekdays at 9 a.m. on biz 1190 AM WAFS in Atlanta. Barrett previously also hosted Atlanta Tech Edge which airs on NBC 11Alive on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. 

“Meeting fascinating authors, innovators and thought leaders from various industries on my show each day is a professional perk,” said Dana Barrett of her popular daily morning show on 1190 AM WAFS. “I am honored to be asked to emcee TEDxPeachtree this year and can’t wait to meet all the speakers.”

“Dana’s wit, intellectual smarts and experience in the media, publishing, business and technology fields make her an ideal emcee for the always multi-disciplinary TEDxPeachtree show,” says Jacqui Chew, TEDxPeachtree licensee. “The audience is in for a treat,” she added.

Now in its seventh year, TEDxPeachtree 2015 will explore the “Ripple Effect” in true TEDx style. The one-day experience on November 13, 2015 combines a dynamic program featuring metro Atlanta’s thinkers, doers, artists and story-tellers, quality networking, the unique X Zone of interactive experiences and a few surprises.

With seven weeks until the conference, tickets are 50 percent sold. Visit for tickets and a full list of speakers.

Event Details:

Date: November 13, 2015

Time: 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Where: Midtown - Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA 30332-0468

Regular Rate: $139


About TEDx

In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.  


About TEDxPeachtree

TEDxPeachtree, a 501(c)3 organization, seeks to develop and share a TED-like experience on a regional level by bringing together inspirational leaders, innovators, artists and entertainers in metro Atlanta. To date, three TEDxPeachtree speakers have been featured on TEDxPeachtree is a community effort led by entrepreneur Jacqui Chew and an all-volunteer group of passionate individuals hailing from an eclectic mix of professions. For information about the conference, please visit


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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Contact Info

Contact Name: Jacqui

Company: TEDxPeachtree

Phone: 404-964-6336