Wilmington, NC to Host Groundbreaking TEDxAirlie Event in Spring 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. November 19, 2015 – SISDigital, along with co-organizers TekMountain and Cloudwyze, are thrilled to announce today that Wilmington, North Carolina will be hosting its very own independently organized TEDx event within the grand theatre of Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington on March 31, 2016, 1:00 p.m.. The event will be appropriately named TEDxAirlie, highlighting Wilmington’s incredible local community, rich history, unparalleled ambiance, and will be extremely exclusive, with only 100 tickets available to the public that will go on sale in early 2016.

Pulling from local ties to the coast and themes of water, the Wilmington TEDxAirlie conference will present ideas related to “Making Waves.” Wilmington itself has made waves in national headlines, and continues to develop and grow. While economic advances that Wilmington continues to make are essential to its society, making waves in innovative ideas, technology, entertainment, and design are just as important to keep moving forward.

“A wave is an incredibly powerful force,” Explains lead organizer and CEO of SISDigital Ty Downing. “They perfectly symbolize what this world so desperately needs, disruptive and forward thinking. When you compare a wave to a movement, a single idea starts off as a ripple. It then begins to take form, growing in energy before it takes off in motion. A wave cannot be stopped. That’s what TEDxAirlie is all about. Making waves or disruption that will positively transform lives.”

What is essential for making waves in our society? What will make this world a better place? Organizers of TEDxAirlie want to hear your thoughts. The event is currently looking for local speakers who are committed to making waves within the Wilmington community that want to share their out-of-the-box ideas that could change the world in a TED style talk.

Speakers will appear alongside confirmed TEDxAirlie speaker Sandy Carter, who is IBM’s General Manager Ecosystems, a compelling Author, and IBM’s Social Evangelist. If you are interested in speaking at the event, please fill out the application on the websiteAdditionally, sponsors are needed to support this event, and resources to make it happen Downing said.

To stay up to date on all things TEDxAirlie including updates as the event draws closer, ticket information, speaker bios, and more, please visit the TEDxAirlie website, and follow us on social media.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading." TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, places emphasis on these subjects that are leading innovation within our world. TED conferences, and their subsequent TED talks, aim to connect these three areas through short presenter discussions, on the different areas that bring new ideas to light. For more information, please visit

About TEDx

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. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. A mix of streamed TED talks and live speakers, TEDx events allow presenters to showcase topics that have a direct impact on the audience and can create lasting change within the communities at which the events are held.


Morgan Jones