Some members of the PCAH staff were lucky enough to attend TEDxPhilly at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center yesterday, an inspiring day full of intriguing talks from the city’s best and brightest in the arts, education, environmental studies, science and research, technology, and more. Some of our past grant recipients participated in the day’s talks, including Zoe Strauss, a 2005 Pew Fellow in the Arts in Visual Arts; 2004 Pew Fellow and filmmaker Tanya Hamilton, the director of Night Catches Us; and Stephen Powers, the artist behind Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Love Letter, a project supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through a 2008 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative grant. Watch Anthony Smyrski’s video above, A Love Letter for You, which documents the internationally acclaimed project.
If you were in attendance at Philadelphia’s first TED event, what did you think of the day’s speakers? Who did you find the most inspiring? Who do you think would qualify to be a speaker at a 2011 TEDxPhilly event? Share your thoughts in the comments of this post!