Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead book cover

Today’s giveaway is in partnership with TEDxRVA, a local event that engages dynamic audiences with live talks by locally and nationally known innovators, story tellers and change makers.

We’re offering two lucky readers free admission to attend TEDxRVA 2014 on March 28 at the Virginia Rep’s November Theatre. Tickets are normally priced at $100 each, and can be purchased online here.

For a chance to win a free ticket, please visit TEDxRVA and leave a comment below describing why you would like to attend.  You can mention a speaker you’re excited to hear, a past TED talk that’s inspired you, your thoughts on this year’s re___ theme or whatever’s got you psyched about the event.

Two winners will be chosen at random on Monday. Good luck!

Update: This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to Robin and Rachel!


As a host of TEDxRVA Women in December, I was honored to welcome a diverse roster of dynamic speakers to the stage. Check out Tiffany Jana’s challenging talk, “The Power of Privilege.”

Listen and learn as she presents an alternate image of herself, in contrast to the glowing introduction I gave her moments before.