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TEDx attendees, organizers hope to forge Birmingham’s future

Thursday evening approximately 100 people gathered at the Avon Theater in Birmingham’s Lakeview district to take part in the city’s first ever TEDx event. Those presenting at TEDxRedMountain decided to use the event’s theme “Forge On: Galvanizing Ideas for the Future” to look at the events of April 27 while talking about how the region can and will move forward.

Event organizers Sarah Robinson and Jamie Sandford took some time to talk about the event shortly after it finished. We also had a chance to talk with Patrick Morris of UA Greek Relief.

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The seven original 18-minute presentations made during the evening (including talks by James Spann, Alabama Poverty Project executive director Kristina Scott and Jefferson County EMA‘s Mark Kelly) will soon be available for viewing at the event’s official website. There’s already another TEDx event currently scheduled for September (yes, September, they confirmed they’re moving the date back last night).

Incidentally, the last speaker of the evening, Scott Pierce, is today’s subject for It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham – head on over and check it out.

It’s Nice… returns with Edwin Marty

Edwin MartyEdwin Marty has dedicated the last ten years to helping metro Birmingham understand why organic food is important to its future.

After seeing Molly Folse’s post in March announcing his resignation from Jones Valley Urban Farm (it happened earlier this month), it made sense to interview him as the next subject of the “It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham” video series hosted over on Dear Birmingham. We’ve previously featured an interview with Sharrif Simmons, founder of the BAAM Festival.

The idea behind the series is to talk with those that are doing things in Alabama’s Magic City about the project in addition to issues facing the region.

Marty’s departure has been written about in recent months by both¬†Birmingham Weekly and The Birmingham News. Incidentally, if you don’t click through to see the video, you may want to at least learn about where he’s headed next