Registration for the second annual TEDxOshkosh event is now open. The event will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2017 at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, WI from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for a day of dialogue around the theme Break Through. TEDxOshkosh will feature a diverse lineup of 14 speakers presenting a wide range of topics.
Speakers and topics include:
- Javad Ahmad – The Internet of Everything
- Ken Arneson – The Future of Aging
- Atiba R. Ellis – Using Memes to Break Out of Voter Fraud Talk
- Sharon Hulce – The Store of Courage: Lessons from the Wizard of Oz
- Charlie Krebs – Everyone is a Performer
- Curt Kubiak – Manufacturing Healthcare
- Nina Maybe – Radical Vulnerability: Choosing Authenticity as an Act of Resistance
- Matt McVeigh – What Can Musical Performance Teach Us About Servant Leadership?
- Jonathan Patz – Climate Change is Affecting Our Health. Is There a Cure?
- Joseph Peterson – T.rex and T-Birds: Patterns of Evolution by Automotive Analogy
- Carl Reible III – Family Dairy Farms: Drawing from the Past, Looking Towards the Future
- Tracey Robertson – Black Girls Aren’t Magic
- Tracy Slagter – No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Politics for Eaters
- Nancy Yarbrough – Myths, Misconceptions, Mysteries and Mistakes…of the Sex Trade
Registration options include VIP for $99, Main Floor seats or balcony Suite Seats for $89, Balcony for $69 and Student for $49. All registrations include an unreserved seat for the entire day at the Grand Opera House, catered lunch, pre-event snacks and beverages, snacks and beverages at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, and a swag bag of TEDx goodies. Some registration packages include an opportunity to attend a post-event reception with the speakers.
Online registration and more information about the registration options and can be found at www.TEDxOshkosh.com/attend/register.
“We invite you to join us at the Grand Opera House to listen to people who have great ideas worth spreading, and engage with our community in conversation,” said Craig Burnett, TEDxOshkosh co-organizer.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.