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…