Open Mic Night 2013

A packed house at The Hippodrome was blown away on January 31 as a 15-year old student spoke out for education reform and a man who struggled to overcome addiction described how poetry saved his life. Through an overwhelming text-to-vote result, their powerful stories earned them spots among world-renowned speakers at the fast-approaching TEDxRVA event. Meet the two show-stoppers from our very own community: Noah Kim and John S. Blake.

Go to our Tumblr page for a list of all 31 amazing speakers from that electric night!

Open Mic Night was a free event held at The Hippodrome to help recruit additional speakers for TEDxRVA. Music during the event was provided by Mikemetic, David Shultz, and DJ Big Chair.

TEDxRVA Open Mic Night from Tijo Media on Vimeo.

Credits for this video:
Director/Producer: Brandon Montijo
DP: Jason Parks
PA: Rob Cavedo
Editorial: Tijo Media