The best and the brightest
Forget those "brain drain" clichés — Toledo has some fine minds and some great people with stories to tell. Get a mind-expanding tour of the best the area has to offer at TEDxToledo, the inaugural local spin-off of the wildly popular TED lecture series. The powerhouse lineup of speakers includes 16-year-old poet Nichole Kanios, physician and essayist Dr. Blair Grubb of UTMC, cultural maven (and TCP alum) Ryan Bunch, marathon runner Matt Folk and flutist Brandy Hudelson. It's an invitation-only event, but if you're a big thinker and interested in attending, you can apply online and tell the organizers why. Thursday, September 20.