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Loyola hosts live streaming of TEDxNewOrleans conference

Loyola press release - June 5, 2015

Public is invited to watch sold-out event via live stream video in Loyola’s Monroe Library

Next week, Loyola University New Orleans will host a live stream of the sold-out TEDxNewOrleans conference, a daylong event featuring speakers offering diverse perspectives about the Crescent City on a variety of topics as the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches.

The live stream at Loyola is open to the public and takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, in Multimedia Room 2 of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library on main campus. Space is limited. Contact Jerrel Thomas at 504-861-5757 or jethomas@loyno.edu to RSVP.

Emceed by Mark Romig, president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, TEDxNewOrleans is a platform to share the story of recovery and resilience of Greater New Orleans. The event gives voice to diverse perspectives on a variety of topics and provides a forum for dialogue about economic and social strategies that have worked, and those that have not. The event broadens the narrative about Greater New Orleans’ geographic, social and economic impacts and recovery – and drives insights about successful strategies that may be adopted by other regions. Further, TEDxNewOrleans informs and inspires an exchange of ideas about key post-Katrina themes, including: creative destruction, culture and gentrification, social equity, and other areas of interest.

Speakers will offer perspectives from city government, economic development, education, entertainment, and more. Among the guests scheduled to speak are Andy Kopplin, first deputy mayor and chief administrative officer for the city of New Orleans; Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.; Jessica Shahien, executive director of 504ward; and Rod West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Entergy Corporation, among others.

For more information, visit http://tedxneworleans.com/