For Immediate Release
January 24, 2012

Ryan Triffitt
Marketing Director, TEDxDirigo

Adam Burk
Executive Director, TEDxDirigo

Portland, ME — TEDxDirigo is preparing a full slate of events for 2012. Following on the success of TEDxDirigo: Latitudes, which was held September 10, 2011 at the Portland Stage Company, TEDxDirigo is thrilled to continue the momentum into the new year.

TEDxDirigo’s events bring together Maine’s brightest innovators and change-makers. The goal is for TEDxDirigo to be a catalyst for positive change in the state and world, where new ideas are funded and supported for the greater good of all.

Here’s a tentative schedule for 2012. More details will be available at

Thursday, January 26: Giving the Talk of Your Life Workshop at PelotonLabs, Portland SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 29: TED 2012, Live Stream and TEDxDirigo Tryouts at Frontier, Brunswick. FREE. Up to 20 people who pre-register will have the opportunity to give a 1-2 minute talk of their life to a live audience. The audience will vote for “the people’s choice” who TEDxDirigo will work with and feature at a future main-stage TEDxDirigo event.

Thursday, March 29: Giving the Talk of Your Life Workshop, Location TBD

Saturday, May 19: TEDxDirigo: Engage at Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland. A full-day event, guest curated by Institute for Civic Leadership executive director, Jan Kearce. Event details and applications to attend will be available in February at

Wednesday, June 27: TED Global, Live Stream, Location TBD

Fall 2012: TEDxDirigo: Villages, The signature, annual, full-day event featuring “Maine ideas worth spreading.” Event details and applications to attend will be available in the spring at

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