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What is TEDxUMN?

TEDxUMN has a passion for bringing together the great thinkers at the University of Minnesota and giving them the opportunity to share their ideas worth spreading and discuss our shared future. We provide these great people the opportunity to share these ideas on a global stage and with an incredibly diverse audience. We believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.

The entire organization is made up of dozens of other experienced, interesting, and passionate individuals.  You will most likely get the chance to meet many of them at events and meetings.  They do incredible work to make this entire event happen.


Team Members:

Jackson Ridl

Jackson Ridl

Director
Dan Armstead

Dan Armstead

Co-Creative Director
Breanna Vick

Breanna Vick

Creative Director
Lucy Chen

Lucy Chen

Chief Information Officer
Alex Kafer

Alex Kafer

Chief Information Officer
Layla Sethuraju

Layla Sethuraju

Co-Curation Team Head
Karishma Mistry

Karishma Mistry

Chief People Officer
Nick Knudsen

Nick Knudsen

Web Designer
Mitch Kamman

Mitch Kamman

Curation Team Member
Natasha Kallish

Natasha Kallish

Creative Team Member
Dasha Engelking

Dasha Engelking

Social Media
Brooke Noah

Brooke Noah

Blog Manager
Anne Hilker

Anne Hilker

Multimedia Strategist
Katie Ferderer

Katie Ferderer

Curation Team Member
Angelina Venturo

Angelina Venturo

Curation Team Member
Radhika Banerjee

Radhika Banerjee

Event Management
Faith Ektanitphong

Faith Ektanitphong

Event Planning
Calvin Rogers

Calvin Rogers

Stage Designer
Maia Peterson

Maia Peterson

Stage Designer
Alden Jaakola

Alden Jaakola

Stage Designer
Chester Yuan

Chester Yuan

Stage Designer

 


TEDx, in the spirit of ideas worth spreading, 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.)

 


Interested in joining the TEDXUMN team? Fill out this form and well contact you when applications open up.
Have a recommendation for a speaker? Fill out this form to submit your speaker.