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

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
Co-Director and Co-Curator

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By Day: Deloitte Consulting – Technology

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Mel Zoerb
Co-Director and Co-Curator

T: @MelZoerb
By Day: Hudson’s Bay Company

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Madeline Mitchell
Attendee Experience Lead

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

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Kam Kubesh
Production Lead

T: @KKubesh
By Day: Cuningham Group

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Grant Spanier
Creative Lead

T: @grantspanier
By Day: LESS Co

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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
Volunteer and Logistics Coordinator

T: @JasMRussell
By Day: Jostens

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Karl Knudsen
Attendee Experience – Polymath

T: @knuddude
By Day: Target

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Nicole Olsen
Artist Coordinator

T: Needs to Get One
By Day: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN

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Amanda Carlson
Special Projects

T: Getting that, too
By Day: Reuter Walton Commercial

We’re on the edge of massive ideas, developments, and significant dangers. Let’s face them head on.

We must collectively take a moment to think on the brinks all around us, and either view them as constraints, emergent possibilities, or as warnings to change direction. Together we will ask: what must we do?

Speakers

Tom Fisher

Director of the Metropolitan Design Center, Professor of Architecture, and Dayton Hudson Chair of Urban Design at the University of Minnesota College of Design

2014 Event Archive