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"TEDxTraverse City - Another Look"
Sept. 12, 2014
The State Theater
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Salons

Salons

Meet up throughout the year

Wide-ranging topics. Engaging conversation

TEDxTraverseCity is more than a one day event. We host gatherings throughout the year called Salons. These are smaller gatherings, usually in an area gallery or restaurant, centered around a single topic or current theme.

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Conference

Conference

The Game has Changed

Videos available below and on our official YouTube page

In 2014, TEDxTraverse City welcomed a day of "game changing" speakers. Photos and videos from the event will be shared on this site. Smaller salon events will take place throughout the year. We hope you can join us on May 13, 2015 for the next TEDxTraverse City.

Print and share postcards from the event:
Paradox Thoughts Virtues

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Alia Crum

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health andbehavior

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Danny Forster

Danny is an Emmy-award-winning producer, influential educator, and an internationally recognized architectural designer

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Deborah C. Peel, MD

Deborah is the world’s leading advocate for patients’ rights to control the use of personal health information in electronic systems

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Drew Dudley

Drew is a creative leader whose “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational of all time” with over 1.5 million views

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Eric Owen

Eric is the founder of Life Drive, an event focused on saving lives via blood, tissue and organ donations

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Jim Gibbons

Jim is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International and recently served a two-year term on the White House Council for Community Solutions as appointed by President Obama

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Jim Simon

President of Oceana, the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans

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John U. Bacon

The author of six books on sports, business and leadership, three of them national bestsellers, including Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

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John Militello

John is Head of Creative on Google’s agency-like ZOO Team; a 14 person creative team made up of creative directors, technologist, and designers

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Katrina Teague

Katrina—a native of Traverse City—is the Senior Vice President and Global Technology & Operations Vendor Executive at Bank of America

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Linda Lindquist-Bishop

Linda is President of Courageous Thinking Inc., facilitating leaders through strategic planning and is a world champion sailor

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Mari Kuraishi

Mari co-founded GlobalGiving and was named one of Foreign Policy‘s top 100 Global Thinkers for “crowdsourcing worldsaving.

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Dr. Meg Meeker

Meg is a pediatrician and best-selling author, as well as co-host and Physician-in-Residence of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk radio program

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Rabbi Chava Bahle

Beginning this Fall, Chava Bahle will be the first rabbi in history to serve as the permanent spiritual leader of a Unitarian Universalist congregation

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Sasha Kramer

Sasha is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, an organization that converts wastes into resources


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Wendy Crawford

Wendy is an advocate who utilizes her connection to the fashion industry to develop unique endeavors that raise awareness for women with physical challenges

About

About

What is TEDx?

A meeting of innovative and inspiring minds

TEDxTraverseCity will bring together the most innovative and inspiring minds. The inspirational day will honor innovators who have passion, curiosity, creativity and adaptability to change the world with revolutionary ideas.

TEDxTraverseCity began in 2011 as the brainchild of Paul Sutherland of FIM Group and Tim Nelson of Northwestern Michigan College, and has grown into one of the most hotly anticipated yearly events in the Traverse City area.

The daylong event is intended to educate, inspire and connect great minds. TEDxTraverseCity will provide an opportunity to broaden understanding and knowledge in order to make the great Northern Michigan region one of the most exciting and promising areas. TEDxTraverseCity attendees will hear new ways of thinking, learn about breakthroughs and be motivated by those accelerating innovation and improving the lives of citizens around the world. The goal is to have each person walk away feeling enlightened, motivated and dedicated to making a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

Organizer/Host

Entrepreneur, Investor, Artist, Concerned citizen, Educator/Teacher, Journalist, Parent, Social Entrepreneur, Student, Writer/Editor

Paul Sutherland

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson

Host

Long-range thinker, Grasps complexities, Driving, Focused on possibilities, Logical, Life long learner

Tim Nelson

Sara Harding

Sara Harding

Team Member

Bootstrapper, yoga lover, practicality guru, energetic marketer, wanna-be traveler

Sara Harding

Karen Ruedinger

Karen Ruedinger

Team Member

Connector, Curious, Educator/Teacher, Lifelong Learner, Mother, Steady, Thinker

Karen Ruedinger

Wendy Steele

Wendy Steele

Team Member

Innovator, Problem Solver, Philanthropist, Speaker, Connector, Avid Learner, Development Strategist

Wendy Steele

Courtney Sorrell

Courtney Sorrell

Team Member

Communicator, Adventurer, Idea Generator, Epicurean, Creativity Seeker, Reliable Go-To, DIY-er

Courtney Sorrell

Meggen Watt Petersen

Meggen Watt Petersen

Team Member

Facilitator, Listener, Strategic Thinker, Progress-Oriented, Perceptive, Photographer, Advocate for Harmony

Meggen Watt Petersen

Advisory Board

Bonnie Alfonso, Alison Arnold, Bruce Byl, Mary Byl, Trish Fiebing, Kim Hagerty, Sara Harding, Kate Hogan, Scott LaBarre, Scott Lankford, Kyle Morrison, Tim Nelson, Meggen Watt Petersen, Linda Price, Karen Ruedinger, Anthony Rupard, Courtney Sorrell, Wendy Steele

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTraverseCity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTraverseCity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

 

Watch

Watch

OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST

Catch a past TEDxTraverseCity Talk

You can go back in time and relive any of this year's fantastic presenters below. Find those spine-tingling moments and share them with your friends and colleagues. Or, dig even deeper with videos from past years on our YouTube channel:
2014 | 2013

Mari Kuraishi

Mari Kuraishi
The Power of Us

Mari Kuraishi
Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons
Get Your Head in the Game

Jim Gibbons
Dr. Alia Crum

Dr. Alia Crum
Change Your Mindset, Change the Game

Dr. Alia Crum
Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland
The Future of TEDxTraverseCity

Paul Sutherland
John Militello

John Militello
The Game Changers Under our Noses

John Militello
Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley
The Game Has No Winners

Drew Dudley
Jim Simon

Jim Simon
Save the Oceans, Feed the World

Jim Simon
Linda Lindquist-Bishop

Linda Lindquist-Bishop
A Mountain of Courage—Inspiring Change

Linda Lindquist-Bishop
Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker
Good Dads, the Real Game-Changer

Dr. Meg Meeker
Sasha Kramer

Sasha Kramer
Transformation of Wastes to Resources in Haiti

Sasha Kramer
Danny Forster

Danny Forster
Looking Versus Reading: Filmmaking Architecture

Danny Forster
John U. Bacon

John U. Bacon
Worst to First: Motivating the Next Generation

John U. Bacon
Canticum Novum

Canticum Novum

Canticum Novum
Rabbi Chava Bahle

Rabbi Chava Bahle
The Common Heart

Rabbi Chava Bahle
Wendy Crawford

Wendy Crawford
Solving the Beauty Equation

Wendy Crawford
John Robert Williams

John Robert Williams
Malaria Area

John Robert Williams
Deborah C. Peel, MD

Deborah C. Peel, MD
Designing Technology to Restore Privacy

Deborah C. Peel, MD
Katrina Teague

Katrina Teague
Girls and Technology: Cracking the Code

Katrina Teague
Trio Joyeux

Trio Joyeux
Traverse City Symphony Orchestra

Trio Joyeux
Eric Owen

Eric Owen
Changing the World by Saving Lives

Eric Owen

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