Event Date: Wednesday – May 13th

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Tickets $99 at Dennos/ Milliken
FREE Simulcast at State Theater
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Event

Event

Now What?

TEDxTraverseCity celebrates its 5th year

Many of us have emerged from experiences of great triumph, harrowing moments, lengthy research, exhilarating discovery, or evolving circumstances only to wonder what comes next. How do you decide? What propels you forward, through the “now what” and beyond?


TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Drew Hale

Drew is a singer, songwriter, husband, father of three boys and a passionate advocate for orphan care in Michigan.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Allison Powell

Allison Powell developed an interest in global health as a Medical Technician repairing hospital equipment in Tanzania. She is the co-inventor and founder of PuffBarry, an alternative communication device for ALS and other muscular degenerative diseases.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Anthea Rossouw

Born and raised in South Africa, Anthea has spent her life transcending barriers and pioneering outcomes-based solutions to sustainable poverty relief.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Rebecca Lessard

Rebecca Lessard is an internationally respected expert in the field of raptor rehabilitation and education.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Dawn Moses

Dawn M Moses works in the financial services industry as a financial advisor, offers private piano instruction on the weekends and is a part time student at NMC.


TEDxTraverseCity 2015

David Hendricks

David is a physician and addiction treatment specialist who, inspired by a meeting with the Dalai Lama, moved to Tibet to study ancient texts to incorporate Buddhist philosophy with his professional practice.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Angie McArthur

Angie McArthur is a senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners; designing global conferences, leadership retreats, and training programs in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading proponent of using dietary change to balance moods, sharpen brain function, and improve mental health.


TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Brian Kruger

Brian was been a teacher, comedian, and world-class software company founder, before pursuing a lifelong love filmmaking.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher – author, artist, advocate, social entrepreneur – is a global leader in the arena of social change through positive thought and action.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Titos Sompa

Titos is the founder of Mbongi Dance Theater Project; a charismatic and extraordinarily gifted artist, teacher, and healer.



TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Linda Fletcher

Linda is a retired Army Nurse Corps Lieutenant Colonel who spent most of her career in Infection Control. She is now the CEO of A Matter of Honor, dedicated to teaching Americans about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Terrie E. Taylor, D.O.

Dr. Taylor is a clinician who has studyied the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria in children since 1986. Dr. Taylor spends six months each year in Malawi, actively involved in patient care.

TEDxTraverseCity 2015

Priscilla Were

Mrs. Priscilla Were is an educational system reformer in Kenya where she is pioneering a unique model of raising aspirations and attainment levels in students from underprivileged communities.

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

Erin Ellison

Erin Ellison

Team Member

Designer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Mother, Creative Thinker, Gadget Junkie.

Erin Ellison

Jeremy Harder

Jeremy Harder

Team Member

Developer. Designer. Dad. Dude.

Jeremy Harder

Lars Kelto

Lars Kelto

Team Member

Coder, Actor, Engineer, Musician, Skeptic, Gamer.

Lars Kelto

Kyle Morrison

Kyle Morrison

Team Member

Father, Husband, Innovator, Lucid, Empathetic, Uber Geek, Unfinished Product.

Kyle Morrison

Meggen Watt Petersen

Meggen Watt Petersen

Team Member

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

Meggen Watt Petersen

Karen Ruedinger

Karen Ruedinger

Team Member

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

Karen Ruedinger

Renee Sovis

Renee Sovis

Team Member

Conscientious Planner, Student of Life, Yogi, Cat Lady, Idealist, Dreamer, Planet Advocate

Renee Sovis

Wes Sovis

Wes Sovis

Team Member

Cyclist. Gluten Enthusiast. Marketer Dude. Nacho Conqueror. Lifelong Learner. Positive Thinker. People Person.

Wes Sovis

Advisory Board

Bonnie Alfonso, Alison Arnold, Bruce Byl, Mary Byl, Trish Fiebing, Kim Hagerty, Sara Harding, Kate Hogan, Scott LaBarre, Kyle Morrison, Tim Nelson, Meggen Watt Petersen, Linda Price, Karen Ruedinger, 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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    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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    Contact

    Contact

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    TEDxTraverseCity

    May 13, 2015
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Live event: Milliken Auditorium
    Simulcast: State Theater