In September of 2017, Oneonta, NY hosted its first TEDx event with the theme of "Tipping Point."
Among the inaugural group of TEDx speakers was Julie Dostal, Executive Director of the Otsego County, NY Affiliate of NCADD. The title of her talk was "Expendable People" as a way to bring light to the real human impact of policy decisions related to addictive substances. Her hope was to "tip" the culture toward an understanding of the public health implications of economic strategies built on the likes of alcohol, marijuana, and gambling.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.
To view a video of this event, please click here.