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Speakers from a variety of backgrounds share a bold, new idea through a short talk of 18 minutes or less. The events also feature artistic performances and hands-on, interactive experiences. The participants at a TEDxBirmingham event represent a cross-disciplinary mix of people, ranging from civic and business leaders to educators, technologists, artists and more. Tickets: $100. 10 a.m. 
TedxBirmingham.org