TEDxZumbro River speakers were announced this morning...here's the news release:
Local Speakers Announced!
ROCHESTER, Minn. —TEDxZumbroRiver announces the release of the 8 local speakers.
What: TEDxZumbroRiver 2016
When: Thurs, May 5th, 1-6pm
Where: Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester, MN
Speaker lineup features 8 Local speakers and 4 Outside Speakers
The inaugural year of TEDxZumbroRiver will include a diverse lineup of speakers including a ventriloquist, an improvisationalist, a poet, an educator a healthcare revolutionary, and more, all while exploring the theme “Start. Create. Grow.”
TEDxZumbroRiver 2016 is designed to showcase the ideas and talents of the Rochester Community and beyond in 12 engaging, 10 to 18 minute presentations. Speakers were chosen from a large pool of applicants in a long and thoughtful process by the TEDxZumbroRiver curation team and direct community involvement.
Up until today, these local speakers were sworn to secrecy as they work on their speeches and prepared for their TEDx talks.
Today TEDXZumbroRiver is pleased to announce the 8 local speakers and their topics to the general public. (Speaker, bios, contact info and photos are attached.)
The 2016 TEDx Zumbro River Local Speaker Line Up
Local Speaker #1
Entrepreneur and Addiction Recovery Advocate
Local Speaker #2
Inspirational Speaker and Transformer of Inabilities
Local Speaker #3
Ventriloquist and World-Renowned Clown
Local Speaker #4
Architect, Urban Designer, and Bike Advocate
Local Speaker #5
Beekeeper and Master Naturalist
Local Speaker #6
Educator and Failure-Embracer
Local Speaker #7
Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
Local Speaker #8
Rochester resident, Ben Creo, co-lead organizer of TEDxZumbroRiver 2016, will emcee the event on May 5th.
All speakers are now committed and will also attend the TEDXZumbroRiver after party that night.
Approximately 1000 tickets will be sold to TEDxZumbroRiver 2016.
Tickets price is $47.
To purchase tickets or to find out more information please visit www.tedxzumbroriver.com