TEDxZumbroRiver Reveals 2017 Speaker Line Up

“What’s possible?”

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.

With a variety of backgrounds, experience, and interests, the speakers are preparing thought-provoking, original ideas that are guaranteed to spark engagement and inspiration. Applicants were required to first submit a proposal application, participate in a live Pitch Night community event, and then were selected by the curation team based on several factors. Check out the full list of speakers and their bios here.

TEDxZumbroRiver 2017

When: Thursday, May 18th – 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Autumn Ridge Church, Rochester, MN

TEDxZumbroRiver 2016 Facts

  • 10 incredible speakers
  • 1,000 in attendance (attendees traveled from as far as Washington DC) – an expected sold out event
  • 70+  Community-driven creative thinkers and volunteers work TEDxZumbroRiver

About TED

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.

What is a TEDx Event?

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have similar features.

Ben Creo and Barb Spurrier are co-lead organizers of TEDxZumbroRiver. 2017 is the 2nd annual TEDxZumbroRiver event. The event is quite an undertaking and is carried out with the help of over 70 volunteers. 

Tickets are on sale for the May 18th event. Reserve your spot!

Tickets are on sale (and going quickly) for the 2017 TEDxZumbroRiver event. The event will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, MN.

For more information about the event, visit TEDxZumbroRiver.com