Being a Clevelander is big part of the success story

CLEVELAND, Ohio–Whether you spend your life in Greater Cleveland, leave for good or–like many–leave and come back, that Clevelandness shapes the way you work and innovate.

That’s the subtle theme behind this year’s Cleveland TEDx event, the speaker series designed to enlighten and inspire with ideas condensed down to 18-minutes.

The fifth edition of TEDxCLE—an affiliate of the popular series of TED conferences–will unfold Friday afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It’s offering 14 Ted Talks by people described as Cleveland imports and exports–depending upon where they achieved success.

That newcomer zest applies to the forum’s founders, Hallie and Eric Kogelschatz, who started TEDxCLE soon after moving to the region from Boston and settling in Shaker Heights.

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Source: Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer