In Sight

Friday, August 12th

5 – 10 PM

Expanding perspective and paradigm is much like discovering the room around you that has been pitch black until you lit a candle. As we wander through life, we see new narratives. And with each new visualization, the candle glows brighter. We begin to notice the walls, the furniture, the floor, the art, the high ceilings, and the dark corners. There are moments when the candle flickers so bright that even new areas can be noticed, even if for a fleeting moment.

What happens when light is shed on part of the room that causes a complete shift in what you knew about it? With illumination comes perspective, comes reality, comes the base of all your decisions, and comes the foundation for our shared future.

TEDxMinneapolis 2016 hosts speakers that have devoted their life’s work on the platform of visibility to make grand impact. We believe that sight manifests itself in art, design, innovation, technology, and the deeper parts of the Minneapolis story, and we’ll work to tell not only the broader and worldly impact of having sight, but also the personal impact, too.

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Amelia Franck Meyer

CEO, Alia

Our child welfare system is broken, and Amelia is fixing it.

Dr. Cecilia Martinez

Co-Founder, Director of Research Programs Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

How can the arts be used to engage communities and policy makers for environmental justice?

Dr. Desineni Subbaram Naidu

Electrical Engineer, University of Minnesota

How will 3D printed prosthetics create a new platform of improved access and greater quality of life?

Andrea Jenkins

Poet, Writer, Activist, Artist, Humanitarian

How do we center on our most marginalized people to see a new, more sympathetic society?

Dr. Bill Lindeke

Urban Geographer

What can our sidewalks unveil about all of us?

Dr. Jadin Jackson

Neuroscientist, Medtronic

What the journey for a new, breakthrough device unveils for the future of brain science and mental illness.

Dr. Keith Mayes

Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of Minnesota

Let us pivot to look closer at the changing view of race among generations.

Romeny Chan

Writer and Creative

Her creative work unveils the immigrant story to better understand who we all are.

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