Conference

Conference

Tickets available April 15, 2014

Here is what we can promise you

Taking the stage May 14, 2014: A diverse group of bloggers, musicians, business people, and creatives. You will hear local icons and national thought leaders discuss radical ideas. You will leave inspired.

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

Alia Crum

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

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

Andy Sharpless

Chief Executive Officer of Oceana, the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

Danny Forster

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

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

Deborah C. Peel

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

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

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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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

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

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

TEDxTraverseCity 2014

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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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

Watch

Watch

OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST

Catch a past TEDxTraverseCity Talk

Thanks to the magic of technology, you can go back in time and relive any of the fantastic presenters. Find those spine-tingling moments and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Sonya Shoup

Sonya Shoup

Sonya Shoup
Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton
Lessons from the Mental Hospital

Glennon Doyle Melton
Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson
acclaimed spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author

Marianne Williamson
Don Julin & Billy Strings

Don Julin & Billy Strings

Don Julin & Billy Strings
David Rhine

David Rhine
Overcoming the Label

David Rhine
James Garvin

James Garvin
Space: Enabling our Forever Frontier

James Garvin
James Boyce

James Boyce
Unlocking our Climate Wealth

James Boyce
Jackson Kaguri

Jackson Kaguri
A School for My Village

Jackson Kaguri

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. 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

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 four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize independent, TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping 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.

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

 

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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