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TEDxIWU 2018 "Breakthrough Moments"
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx
is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a
TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIWU*, where x = independently organized
TED event. At our TEDxIWU event, 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.
What is a TED Talk?
A TED Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-informed ideas in under
TEDxIWU is completely free and open to the public. We are limited to 100 attendees
for this event.
TEDxIWU 2018 Speakers
See all of our 2018 speaker talks on YouTube.
Teresa Banks '13 M.S., CSCS, CFSC | Found/Owner of TBFit, LLC, Health and Fitness Community Activist, Go Infinite Chicago
Michael Gorman '10 | Senior Web Developer (IWU), Bike BloNo Board Member, Green Top Grocery Board Member
Kim Kaufman | Social Media Specialist at State Farm Insurance Co., Communication Consultant/Public
Speaker at Kim Presents, Public Relations Society of America--Central Illinois Board Member, Toastmasters International
Ted Delicath '13 | Platoon Leader, US Army
Melanie Shellito '92 | Owner of Artezen LLC, Branding Professional, Green Top Grocery Board Member
Kelly Mathy | Sociology Instructor (IWU), Washington Elementary School Vice Principal, Owner of Kelly's Bakery & Cafe and The Decorator's Grocery
Bobby Nash Castillo '13
| Corporate Support Director at WGLT
Lily Chang '18 | Economics & International Business double major
Dr. Laura Kalmes
| Professor of Education (Illinois State University) and Co-founder of Bloom Community
Grace Sheese | Art Instructor (IWU), Bloom Community School 4th-6th Grade Teacher
The TEDxIWU Team
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. Started as a four-day
conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple
initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and
doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available,
free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert,
Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan
and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the
Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as
well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish
to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports
individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the
world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around
the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.