Can you feel it?
Rochester is changing and it’s even more than a geographic and economic expansion. Minds are shifting, opening, and discovering ways to improve our communities and lives. Organizations and initiatives are being formed, people are coming together to explore ideas, and events are being organized that feed this new expansive way of thinking. The fact that Rochester is holding its second annual TEDx event (TEDxZumbroRiver) is a perfect example of this movement of the mind.
On Thursday, May 18 from 4-8 p.m., the second annual TEDxZumbroRiver event will be held at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester. The venue seats about 1,000 people and it is expected to sell out as it did last year.
As developments progress in the DMC District and throughout the city, the confidence of investors and developers in the future of Rochester is becoming more and more apparent. Over the next 20 years, DMC will continue to drive the city’s growth and position Rochester as the ideal place to grow a business, invest in a development project, or raise a family.
At the Rochester Real Estate Development and Investment Summit – to be held on May 4, 2017 – attendees will learn how DMC is shaping the market forces in the city, region, and state and the impact the initiative is making on real estate and investment.
With more than 45 two- and four-year postsecondary institutions within 90 miles of Rochester, the city is a breeding ground for thinkers and innovators. The state’s strategic focus on world-class education is also positioning Minnesota as national leaders in workforce development.
DMC sat down with WSU-R’s associate vice president, Jeanine Gangeness, to learn more about the college’s presence in Rochester and plans for growth.
Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are critical during this time of transformation in Rochester, especially as Discovery Square begins to take shape. On May 18, hear from ten speakers during the second annual TEDxZumbro River as they explore “what’s possible.”
The TEDxZumbroRiver 2017 speaker lineup includes ten speakers – six local and four national. The speakers were selected for their fresh and original approach to this year’s topic, “Possibility.” The lineup boasts speakers from the local community – scientists, physicians, engineers, artistic directors, poets, writers, educators, and beyond. Each speaker brings a unique background to the stage and is passionate about bridging gaps in the local community.
On a national level, the TEDxZumbroRiver curation team is excited to bring to Rochester, CEO’s, company founders, nationally-recognized authors, and world-renowned physicians to present their inspiring take on the topic of Possibility.