TEDxYoungstown Postponed Indefinitely

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The organizers of TEDxYoungstown today announced that the Jan. 22 event is postponed indefinitely due to low ticket sales.

“It really boiled down to a financial decision. Without enough ticket sales we cannot afford to put the event on as planned. We need to evaluate the event, possibly make some changes, and bring it back to the community at a later date,” said Lorilyn Shandor, the event’s curator, in a statement.

Among the 12 scheduled speakers were David Hume Kennerly, who won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, Meridian HealthCare CEO and Boardman Township trustee Larry Moliterno, and Oak Hill Collaborative executive director and former municipal court judge Patrick V. Kerrigan.

“It was a very difficult decision for our committee. The 2016 speakers have worked so hard over the last six months developing their TEDxTalks. It is a big disappointment to them, and to us that they will not be sharing their Talks with the community as planned,” Shandor said.

Any tickets purchased will be fully refunded. Announcements on a new date will be made at TEDxYoungstown.com.

TEDx events are local, independent events that follow TED’s mantra of “Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

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