TEDxZumbroRiver 2017 Ticket Sales

  Ticket Sales Start Tomorrow! Make your plans now! TEDxZumbroRiver is back for 2017 and tickets for the event will be available for sale online beginning Thursday, February, 16 at 8:00am. The event is expected to sell out, so buy your tickets sooner than later! Tickets can be purchased here: https://tedxzumbroriver2017.eventbrite.com This year’s speakers are… Read more…

Call for Speakers

3 Steps for Becoming a Speaker at TEDxZumbroRiver 2017 If you are considering applying to present at TEDxZumbroRiver 2017, this is your last chance! The application window closes at midnight on December 31, 2016. As a TEDxZumbroRiver presenter, you’ll take part in a unique community opportunity that will propel your message not only locally, but… Read more…

TEDxZumbroRiver is Back and Accepting Speaker Applications!

It’s official. TEDxZumbroRiver returns for a can’t-miss evening of insightful presentations on May 18, 2017, at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, Minnesota. What is TEDxZumbroRiver? TEDxZumbroRiver is a program that consists of local speakers who each have approximately 15-minutes on stage to present a powerful talk on an idea worth spreading. The event brings together… Read more…

Local Speaker: Chris Schad

Chris Schad: How to Restore Native Prairies TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Schad to our list of presenters! Chris is a biologist by training, with several peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals. He works at the Mayo Clinic as an Operations Manager in a unit tasked with moving genomics into… Read more…

Local Speaker: Tori Utley

Tori Utley: Entrepreneur and Addiction Recovery Advocate TEDxZumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Tori Utley to our list of presenters! Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding an M.B.A. and an addictions counseling license in Minnesota. By day, she works as a mobile Product Manager at… Read more…

Local Speaker: Tony Desnick

Tony Desnick: Bicycle Advocate and Cycling Enthusiast TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Desnick to our list of presenters! Tony Desnick is a parent, educator, architect, urban designer, blogger, bike activist and bike share promoter. As Director for Development and New Projects with Nice Ride Minnesota, he looks after bike programs… Read more…

Local Speaker: Randall Munson

Randall Munson: What can you learn from a dummy? TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Randall Munson to our list of presenters! Randall’s refreshing blend of inspiration and practicality, delivered with warmth, humor, and magic, has propelled him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly, Randall has garnered more than 100 Gold… Read more…

Local Speaker: Victor Montori

Victor Montori: Empowering Patient Decision-Making TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Victor Montori to our list of presenters! Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed publications and is recognized as among… Read more…

Local Speaker: Julie Brock

Julie Brock: Embracing Failure in Education TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Brock to our list of presenters! Julie Brock, educator of 16 years, works to create more experiential learning opportunities for students in southeast Minnesota as Director of Workforce and Education at the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Creator of… Read more…

Local Speaker: Joyce Balls-Berry

Joyce Balls-Berry: Seeing Disability as Inability TEDxZumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Joyce Balls-Berry to our list of presenters! Joyce (aka Joy) Balls-Berry is a connoisseur of fine shoes and food. Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia in childhood, Joy is an avid reader. Joy is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and serves as… Read more…

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… Read more…

Speaker Introduction: Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard: The Power of Improvisation to Transform! TEDx Zumbro River is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Leonard to our list of presenters! President & CEO, Kelly Leonard Productions and Creative Advisor at The Second City where he has worked for nearly three decades in various creative and leadership positions. He has produced… Read more…