Saturday, April 6

6:30pm - 9:30pm

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a TEDxAshburn Salon Event


Our next event we celebrate and share the messages, the moments, the ideas and solutions for those instances in time that take us to new places, inventions, and thoughts from discovery. Those AHA intuitive moments that led us to our first Love, Bad assumptions, new business or new people. The messengers share moments, the IDEATION process and the solutions to make the impossible, possible while placing people FIRST! From a Georgetown Hoya balla taking his eye opening last shot, leading to new doors, to Veterans exploring other worlds, to Executives launching the next BIG THING, to Women Pioneers making the tough calls, to two Doctors saving lives where every FIRST word matters! Join us as we Catch the Tale of Lightning to create Change one more time at THE FIRST! Food, Music, the Gallery, the Spoken Word and discussions with the MCs and speakers will follow!

John Champe

High School


41535 Sacred Mountain St.

Aldie, VA 20105


a TEDxAshburn Salon Event


Hello TEDexers, in our next Salon we explore The Abyss and the ways we Find Our Super Powers! As many of us know, often in life as we search and explore life seeking our true calling, definition of success, peace and happiness, and the "the fit" in life, we traverse through our darkest moments to find our strength and powers to change. In the words of the great writer on the subjects of struggle and passion Albert Camus, “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” We share those great ideas and actions through the messengers that are currently moving through the gauntlet using their hidden powers, words, and voices to change the world one mind at a time.

On this evening, we will hear the culmination of a great challenge as a Va. Tech Grad, Marine Warrior and Paralympian medal winner shares a message making the impossible more than possible and overcoming the Veteran struggle. Rob is currently trekking across the nation completing 31 marathons across the US and London in one month ending on Veterans Day in D.C. at the Mall.

Powers and words a gentlenman, aspiring accomplished young student-athlete that will share a unique and innovative approach as it relates to leveraging social media in this complicated Millenial world today.

Several more mystery messengers sharing great ideas in addition food, refreshments, interactive exercises, question and answers session, and festivities.

Join us on a night to help us change all of our lives one small degree through the power of 1 - YOU!

The Loudoun School

for the Gifted


44675 Cape Court

Ashburn, VA 20147

past events



a TEDxAshburn Salon Event

This TEDxAshburn event is for those moments that lead to messages in our time bottle where a split second decision makes the difference between the edge of life or death, fulfillment or failure, or on a road to an enlightened but undefined place that we never knew we'd discover.

Imagine being a part of one of the most vital and secret missions in the 20th century, the USS Indianapolis deliverying the atomic bomb for Hiroshima, and being torpedoed to face your worst nightmare --- SHARKS in the water! Hear the message from the Man that heard the words of Valor from the Veterans that looked at the face of death for four days before rescue.

Hear a message of Love from a Sister that tells a story of how to find the Beauty in life every second while teaching others about empathy and compassion.

See an idea of discovery that redefines space, architecture and how we ue it through modular homes and automation that will revolutionize life and the Global economy.

Listen to the idea to re-engineer how we learn, teach and educate our future scholars and leaders of tomorrow.

Discover new ways to explore the WHY? in working at the "J" "O" "B"!

Join us for fine eating, drinking music and IDEAS worth spreading. $25 Dollars at the Door. Get tix early before they sellout!

Smokehouse Live


1602 Village Market Boulevard Southeast

Leesburg, VA 20175

We have been conditioned to lead a life full of fear and constraint, never tapping into our authentic “selves" or allowing ourselves to free-fall into a creative space where excellence can be hiding.

Physically, whether it’s freestyling the slopes of Aspen, scaling the peaks of Mt. Everest, performing a 360 slam dunk, discovering your inner Van Gogh, or riding the waves of Australia, man always seeks to stretch the limits. Mentally, true mavericks have the gift and power to look at things in a different light to help create messages that deliver magic. Those mavericks deliver drugs or inventions that were originally intended for a different purpose, songs that were mistakes, creative jazz riffs, and books that were rejected time after time. Whether it’s Einstein writing on napkin notes, Picasso and Dali splashing vibrant colors on the canvas, or the climber or diver exploring for dreams, they all share one common idea --- keep free stylin’ or fade to black!

At the TEDxAshburnSalon - Free Stylin’ – Freeing Ideas Out of The Box! we will share maverick ideas ranging from archaeological exploration in the darkest but familiar places, unique fermentation processes to deliver flavor, how to stare down pain with a smile and many other ideas that fortunately didn’t make it to the box!

Lost Rhino Brewing Company



21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite 142

Ashburn, VA 20147

Ideas and unbounded thoughts fly through our heads daily. By the millisecond, we try to capture the next great words or thoughts that inspire action, as well as learn from the people that can change us or give us a better understanding of WHO we are and our relationship to the Cosmos and each other.

As avid fans of history seen through the eyes of the great pathfinders (Franklin, Gates, Jobs, Tesla, Banneker, Curie, Ali, Mandela, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, The Roosevelts, King, Angelou, etc.), we want to reveal the undiscovered pathfinders we see everyday.

To see a man or woman change the world by harnessing the energy to create exponential growth is a priceless gift. This requires the forethought to harness a power that is always around us daily, while possessing the ability to envision the mainstream benefits.

On this day we will celebrate the new designers, innovators, artists and their plans, and help them execute and share their words, music, and ideas so that others see the vision to create an unstoppable force. Join us as they catch the tale.

Telos Corporation



19886 Ashburn Road

Ashburn, VA 20147

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAshburn, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAshburn event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.