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Local TEDx conference brings together prestigious national speakers

TEDxHiltonHead will address the timely topic of resilience and will feature a solid mix of illustrious names and the up-and-coming minds who are the embodiment of human and community resilience. 

TEDxHiltonHead will take place on Friday, October 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rooftop Bar at Poseidon. There are a limited 100 tickets available for the event, which includes breakfast, lunch and attendance at all TEDx presentations. Tickets for the event are $79 and can be purchased at

In choosing “Resilience” as this year’s theme, the event will address and celebrate all types of resilience and the vibrancy of the human spirit.  Speakers at TEDxHiltonHead include:

Donna Drake, Television Producer/Talk Show Host/ Actress/Philanthropist. In 2008, Donna launched her own uplifting and empowering talk show “Live It Up with Donna Drake”  that airs regionally on the NY CBS affiliate.  She self-funded her show by selling everything she owned and investing in literally, a dream and herself – and never looked back. Among the guests who have appeared on her show are Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks, Gloria Gaynor, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel and many more.

Chris Schembra, “The Empathy Coach.” Schembra is a sought-after social influencer, executive coach, and entrepreneurial advisor whose passion lies in facilitating profound human connection in a deeply disconnected world. He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of the 7:47 Club, an organization which helps elite entrepreneurs build, grow, and ignite their community. Since its inception, the 7:47 Club has awakened over 2,500 leaders and sparked over 210,000 relationships. In addition to the 7:47 Club, Schembra is a Partner at OHenry Productions and former Producer at MNA Productions, and the projects he has been involved in have been awarded 14 Tony Awards, 7 Emmys and a Grammy.

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