HOPEx23 is a second-time in Lynchburg Tedx-style event. This year’s theme “The Power in Finding Our Why” will inspire new approaches to how we think about our sense of purpose both personally and communally. In a TEDx type format, each presenter will give idea-focused talks to provoke conversations surrounding intention and how a defined purpose can catalyze change. Guests will leave informed, inspired, and prepared to embrace the ‘Power in Finding Our Why.’
Mainstage speakers will include • the venerable Leland Melvin – Engineer, educator, NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. Melvin’s narrative of finding his ‘Why’ has motivated listeners across the globe to spark change in their communities • Krissy DeAlejandro – Executive Director, tnAchieves. DeAlejandro, grassroots architect of one of the first and most successful statewide Promise scholarship programs and, herself, a first-generation college student, will explore the Whys of so many young people in Tennessee • Dr. Gus Petticolas –as a dentist, a founding member of The Free Clinic of Lynchburg, and a community activist. Petticolas has served the Lynchburg community for decades, and in so explores his own sense of access, opportunity, the role humility plays in Finding His Why • A wonderful array of short vignettes from Beacon of Hope students and graduates who are exploring their own and our collective Why
General Admission: $50.00 plus taxes and fees
VIP Reception (5 PM) and seating: $100.00 plus taxes and fees
*Tickets can be purchased through the Academy Center of the Arts or at HOPExTalk.Org. VIP Tickets at $100 include a 5:00-6:45 PM pre-show reception at the ACOA Warehouse Theatre with the speakers.
To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here. Please note that members of the Military and Educators receive a 10% discount on tickets in-person only at the Box Office.
For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.