The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 PM central time and will feature Geoffrey Middleton and Nate Klose of TedXVoyagerWay. Morris, Geoffrey, and Nate will be discussing the role of TedXVoyagerWay in our community, the recent events they have hosted, and the types of ideas promoted by TedXVoyagerWay.
TED is a national organization that organizes TED conferences and TED talks. TED is devoted to disseminating “Ideas Worth Spreading.” A TED talk is completed in 18 minutes or less. TED talk speakers have included Roger Ebert, Bill Gates, and Sheryl Sandberg, amongst many more well-known thought leaders. TED talks have gained widespread attention thanks to sharing on social media platforms and YouTube.
The TEDx initiative helps bring TED talks to local communities across the country and around the world. A local, self-directed TED talk is designated as TEDx. Over 5,000 TEDx events have been held around the world. TEDxVoyagerWay is a local organization devoted to bringing TED talk experiences to the Rocket City. TEDxVoyagerWay recently hosted an event centered on blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Earlier this year, the organization hosted Aleatoric: How Chance Leads to Achievement.
Geoffrey Middleton grew up in Huntsville, AL and is an alumnus of Grissom High School. He attended both the University of Alabama and Auburn University, where he studied English and Philosophy for his undergraduate education. After graduating, he attended Mississippi College School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. After graduating from Law School, Geoffrey went to Louisiana where he worked for a State Senator and co-founded a successful political consulting business, Left|Right Strategies, LLC. He returned to Huntsville in 2014 to start a solo law firm and ended up joining his firm with John Russell Munger, Jr. His practice is now focused on Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Business Formations, Contracts, and other areas of transactional law.
Nate Klose is the Communications and Marketing Director for TEDxVoyagerWay. He is the Chief Marketing Officer of a mesh-network startup called UNISPARC and a consulting Creative Director at letsmakestufftogether.com, as well as Creative Director over Urban Engine, North Alabama’s largest economic accelerator and entrepreneurial community in the region. He has been involved with TEDx events for years, having spoken at one and helped to create another. Nate is guy who delivers ideas for a living and believes the TEDx model has often been a gift to those with ideas who lack, perhaps, a wider forum for their idea’s delivery. It’s his hope TEDxVoyagerWay becomes that ‘gift’ of a wider forum to our own community — for the marginalized oddballs of Huntsville, for the unheard, for the novel outsider — and gently pops the socio-cultural bubbles we unknowingly strengthen as we participate in this city, its regularities and expectations, its histories.
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