We are overwhelmed by the passion you shared via your Open Mic Night video submissions. Your stories, skills and authentic selves make this decision very easy. We have extended an invitation to ALL contestants who submitted videos to take the stage at Open Mic Night on March 5th.
In other words, there is no longer a need to tally votes.
But in case you were wondering, Bara Elshaer was leading the vote when we decided to change course last night, so he will speak first on Thursday. Thanks to everyone who voted in support of their friends and family members.
If you are interested in speaking at Open Mic Night, TEDxRVA is still accepting general applications.
Learn more about the big event on April 20, 2015.