Who We Are

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About TEDx

We Love Minneapolis.

TEDxMinneapolis is devoted to telling the grand Minneapolis story via the TEDx “Ideas Worth Spreading” platform.  We host an event or two a year, and pull together all local yet global ideators, delicious local grub, fantastic craft and mini-still beverage, and impactful collaborators.  All of these elements come together for a truly immersive, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining event.  Join us.

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 TEDxMinneapolis, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMinneapolis event, TEDTalks 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.

Advisory Circle

TEDxMinneapolis engages in an advisory circle on a routine basis to assist us with understanding the story of Minneapolis, engage in resources and networks, and assist us in becoming experts in our city’s narrative.

  • Brendan Bujold – Development and Sponsorship Associate | Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
  • Chadburn Blomquist – Organizer | TEDxTC
  • Laura Zabel – Executive Director | Springboard for the Arts
  • Scott Mayer – Owner | MAYER
  • Melissa Zoerb – Digital Strategy | Hudson Bay Company
  • Ryan Kroening – Owner | Events by Lady K
  • Grant Spanier – Owner | LESS & highqlty™

Core Team

The TEDxMinneapolis program is organized by an incredible core team of volunteers.  If you would like to get involved, please email Dustin Huibregtse at relations@TEDxMinneapolis.com.

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Dustin Huibregtse
Program Director and Lead Curator

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By Day: Deloitte Consulting – Technology

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Madeline Mitchell
Attendee Experience Lead

T: @mjmitchell13
By Day: Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Amanda Carlson
Salon Events Coordinator & Special Projects

T: Getting that, too
By Day: Travail Kitchen & Amusements

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Kam Kubesh
Production Lead

T: @KKubesh
By Day: MSAADA Architects

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Justin Sims
Creative Director

T: @Getting that, too
By Day: JZS Design

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Sammie Holden
Community Engagement Lead

T: @sammieramsay
By Day: Fast Horse

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Ariane Laxo
Attendee Experience – Interior Design

T: @ArianeLaxo
By Day: HGA

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Jasmine Russell
Associate Curator

T: @JasMRussell
By Day: Jostens

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Karl Knudsen
Attendee Experience – Polymath

T: @knuddude
By Day: Target

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Anthony Streiff
Attendee Experience – Volunteer Experience Coordinator

T: @apstreiff
By Day: Fraser, Social Impact Hub

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Jack Sellwood
Attendee Experience – Registration & Digital Experience

T: @jack_sellwood
By Day: The Wedge

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Megan Mrozek
Speaker Experience Coordinator

T: @Megan_Mrozek
By Day: American Red Cross

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Theresa Akers
Stage Designer

T: Getting that, too
By Day: Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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Linh Nguyen
Partner Experience Coordinator

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By Day: Deloitte Consulting – Technology

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Nicole Olsen
Artist Coordinator

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By Day: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN

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Carla Staffa
Special Projects – TEDEd

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By Day: TIES

TEDxMinneapolis is devoted to telling the grand Minneapolis story via the TEDx “Ideas Worth Spreading” platform. We host experiences every year to pull together all local yet global ideators, delicious local grub, fantastic craft and mini-still beverages, diverse attendees, and impactful collaborators. All of these elements come together for a truly immersive, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining event. Join us.

Upcoming Events in 2016

1st

April

TEDxMinneapolisSalon in Spring: "Reap & Sow"

An intimate event at The Bachelor Farmer focused on Minnesota’s impact on food and the agriculture system. Event is SOLD OUT. Also, check out the remarkable speakers here.

12th

August

TEDxMinneapolis 2016

Our annual grand event will be hosted at Ted Mann this year. It will continue to bring together speakers and attendees from a wide array of disciplines to focus on Minneapolis’ ideas worth spreading. First round tickets go on-sale on this website on Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 AM, and a second round goes on sale Tuesday, June 14th at 11:00 AM.

21st

October

TEDxMinneapolisSalon in Fall

An intimate event hosted at the MacPhail Center for Music for an event dedicated to Minnesota’s impact and stories on music and sound.

Speakers

Bertrand Weber

Director, Culinary and Nutrition Services, Minneapolis Public Schools

Carol Ford

Gardener and Inventor of the Deep Winter Greenhouse

Pakou Hang

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Hmong American Farmers Association

Eric Sannerud

Young Farmer and Owner,Mighty Axe Hops

Co-Founder, Sandbox Center for Regenerative Entrepreneurship

Thank you VON91 for the beautiful photographs of our speakers for the upcoming event, Reap & Sow.