Creative confab adds energy to power plant
Kevin Power demonstrates the MakerBot, a 3D printer he built from scratch. (Photos by Lena Price)
About 600 people packed the Power Plant at Haxall Point on Friday for the sold-out TEDxRVA conference.
The event, organized independently from the TED conference, featured about two-dozen speakers, who gave presentations based on the theme of creativity. Each talk was less than 20 minutes.
University of Richmond president Ed Ayers, Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek, pianist ELEW and Mike Henry, co-creator of “The Cleveland Show,” made appearances.
Between the lectures, attendees got their creative juices flowing at a few interactive art stations.
Brian Cannon, one of the event organizers, oversees a wall audience members used as a canvas.
A volunteer passes out headphones, which the audience used to block the echo from the power plant.