8 Local Speakers Announced

The inaugural year of TEDxZumbroRiver will include a diverse lineup of speakers including a ventriloquist, an improvisationalist, a poet, an educator, a healthcare revolutionary, and more, all while exploring the theme “Start. Create. Grow.”
TEDxZumbroRiver 2016 is designed to showcase the ideas and talents of the Rochester Community and beyond in 12 engaging, 10 to 18 minute presentations. Speakers were chosen from a large pool of applicants in a long and thoughtful process by the TEDxZumbroRiver curation team and direct community involvement.
These local speakers were sworn to secrecy as they work on their speeches and prepared for their TEDx talks.
The TEDXZumbroRiver curation team is pleased to announce the 8 local speakers and their topics to the general public. View their full bios here!

The 2016 TEDx Zumbro River Local Speaker Line Up:

 

Victor Montori
Victor Montori
Healthcare Revolutionary

 

Jim Maher Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
Jim Maher
Biochemist and Molecular Biologist

 

Julie Brock
Julie Brock
Educator & Failure-Embracer

 

Chris Sched
Chris Schad
Beekeeper and Master Naturalist

 

Anthony Desnick
Anthony Desnick
Architect, Urban Designer, and Bike Advocate

 

Joyce Balls-Berry
Joyce Balls-Berry
Inspirational Speaker and Transformer of Inabilities

 

Randall Munson Ventriloquist and World-Renowned Clown
Randall Munson
Ventriloquist and World-Renowned Clown

 

Tori Utley
Tori Utley
Entrepreneur and Addiction Recovery Advocate

Rochester resident, Ben Creo, co-lead organizer of TEDxZumbroRiver 2016, will emcee the event on May 5th.