Why you should go to TEDxCharlotte Friday

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Who: Winn Maddrey and Mike Watson have been involved with TEDxCharlotte since it first came to the city in 2009. Maddrey’s the organizer and Watson is the emcee. They joined us on this week’s CharlotteFive Podcast to talk about this year’s TEDxCharlotte event, which comes to Halton Theater at CPCC Friday, Oct. 13.

What: TEDxCharlotte is the local, independently-organized version of the global TED Conferences. (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.) This year, 12 speakers will give short talks on everything from “The Boredom and Creativity Kinship” to “An identity For Our City.” Ninety-eight people applied to speak at this year’s event, and the 12 chosen have gone through rigorous coaching to hone their talks.

TEDxCharlotte starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. You can buy tickets here.

Anything else: We spend a lot of time talking about the new restaurants opening in Charlotte, but can you name Charlotte’s oldest restaurant? We counted down the 10 oldest restaurants in the city.

The CharlotteFive Podcast — presented by The Charlotte Observer and powered by OrthoCarolina — is a weekly podcast that aims to get you Charlotte Smart, Fast with fun, interesting and useful news about the city. It’s hosted by Corey Inscoe and Sallie Funderburk, and produced by Richard Brooke and 2Waves Media.

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Photo: Corey Inscoe

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