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Release Date: 08.16.2016 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: TEDxPeachtree

Media Personality Dana Barrett Returns to Emcee TEDxPeachtree 2016

8th Annual Atlanta "Brain Spa" Explores Humanity’s Potential When We Come Together

Barrett hosts the highest grossing show on biz 1190 AM WAFS and has earned the 2016 merit award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for “Best Locally Produced Show.”

“It was a thrill to emcee the 2015 show and to work with the all-volunteer TEDxPeachtree team and speakers,” says Dana Barrett. “I look forward to another intellectually stimulating and invigorating collaboration this year,” she adds.

A graduate of Cornell University, Barrett is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Atlanta Press Club. She also serves as board member of Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Places to Work and is spokesperson for Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.

“Dana’s quick wit and effervescent style is matched only by her keen intellect,” says TEDxPeachtree licensee Jacqui Chew. “We are more than thrilled that she will be hosting TEDxPeachtree once again.”

In its eighth year, TEDxPeachtree 2016 will explore humanity’s potential when we come “TOGETHER.” The immersive one-day experience on September 30, 2016 combines a dynamic program featuring thinkers, doers, artists and story-tellers from metro Atlanta and beyond.

Event Details:
Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW Atlanta, GA 
Tickets: single @$145/ticket, 5 or more @$135/ticket

To learn more, please visit To purchase tickets event, go to

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, presents an annual 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 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 Chew

Company: TEDxPeachtree

Phone: 404-981-8080