COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wednesday's TedX conference in Whitehall is the first of two such events eSchoolView is helping to support this summer.
The TEDxYearlingRoad website was donated and is powered by the Columbus, Ohio-based company. The K-12 website developer and educational management software creator is supporting Wednesday's conference and another in Hilliard, Ohio in August because of the organizers' underlying drive to build deeper ties within their communities.
"The foundation of our work is based on the principle of helping to create powerful and sustainable relationships," eSchoolView Executive Director Rob O'Leary said. "Hosting a TEDx event is a major undertaking and shows an unfettered commitment to community improvement."
TEDx is a global program. The events are based on the format and rules of TED through which short, powerful talks spark meaningful discussions with the ultimate goal of inspiring thought and changing attitudes.
All TEDx events are planned and coordinated by volunteers on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all have features in common.
TEDXYearlingRoad: Perception begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Walter Armes Learning Center at Whitehall-Yearling High School. Eleven speakers will talk about perception and how preconceived ideas or thoughts often impact how people think about others.
"Our event would not be possible without the help and contributions of partners like eSchoolView," said Ty Debevoise, primary organizer for TEDxYearlingRoad. "They share in our vision to bring inspiring and thought-provoking ideas to our community."
TEDxHilliard: Drive is Aug. 2 at Hilliard Bradley High School. Organizers are putting together a panel of speakers who will share ideas and motivations that propel them forward.
"Collaboration is the backbone of a strong community," O'Leary said. "Providing support to these TEDx initiatives is a natural extension of our philanthropic mission. We give back as an effort to pay forward."
eSchoolView serves hundreds of schools and educational organizations across the country. It's Content Management System (CMS) and other software is designed specifically for K-12 schools. CIOReview recently named eSchoolView as one of 50 Most Promising Education Tech Solution Providers.