(Riverton, Wyo.) – Community members can gain inspiration during the first ever TEDxCentralWyomingCollege event. Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct.2, at 5:30 p.m. in the CWC Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre, the community is invited to an evening filled with fascinating thinkers and doers.
The theme for the evening is “Innovation: Bringing Ideas to Life,” which offers inspiring speakers, stimulating conversation, and an opportunity bring about positive change in individuals, communities and even the world, said Lori Ridgway, director of Workforce Training at CWC
Tickets for the public event are available online at www.TEDxCentralWyomingCollege.
Speakers confirmed for the evening include: Phil Hessler, film producer of “Far From Home,” the story of Ugandan Olympic hopeful snowboarder Brolin Mawejje; John Kanengieter, outdoor leadership trainer to NASA; Ashlee Lundvall, a Wyoming hunter and Ms. Wheelchair USA; Maxwell Wessel, a Harvard Fellow and expert on innovation; Anne Even, Tough Mudder competitor, and Jason Kintzler-CEO of Pitch Engine and founder of the County10 news website.
“TED is one of the coolest events around,” said Ridgway who encourages people to attend because TED’s are famous for “ideas worth spreading.” The events also offer free, online TED Talks. She said there was a lot of local interest in creating a TED event. TEDxCentralWyomingCollege is an independently organized event licensed by TED.
Each of the six speakers is featured on the website at www.TEDxCentralWyomingCollege.
Questions about the evening may be directed to Ridgway at 855-2325 or send her am email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About TEDx, where x = independently organized event
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCentralWyomingCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxCentralWyomingCollege, TED Talks 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.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, 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, NgoziOkonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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 into more than 90 languages. 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. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and 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.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/