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TEDxReno returns with online event June 27 (sponsored)


TEDxReno will return to the region with an online event on June 27, 2020. This inspiring event will bring viewers an engaging and motivational combination of pre-recorded presentations and interviews with regional leaders. Topics and issues will cover the ever-changing and resilient environment in which Nevada and we, as a society, find ourselves, from impacts of COVID-19 to civil unrest. 

The free event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on June 27 and will include a virtual lunch break where participants can join live, and virtual breakout sessions with speakers and other experts to continue conversations about the topics presented. The event will conclude by 2:00 p.m.

TEDxReno originated in 2013 and operated through 2015. Now, and after three years as the licensee for TEDxUniversityofNevada, Bret Simmons was determined to bring the spirit of TEDx back to the community by re-applying for the TEDxReno license in 2020, which will begin with this virtual event, and be followed by a live event planned for 2021.

“We are excited to bring TEDxReno back to our communities and believe the online event will be an enticing kick-off to the new and revived TEDxReno event,” said Simmons. “The event will re-engage people who love the TED concept and the topics that TED embraces, and we hope that all will be able to join us for this free online event. You will walk away empowered, refreshed and inspired.”

Speakers confirmed to date are: Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Kaya Stanley, entrepreneur/ co-owner of Old Granite Street and community philanthropist, Danny DeLaRosa, chief development officer of Greater Nevada Credit Union, Emily Jaenson, general manager of the Reno Aces, Christine Zack of Capability Health, and Trudy Larson, MD, infectious disease specialist and Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences. More speakers will be announced in the near future.

Kylie Rowe, entrepreneur and public speaker from Reno and Las Vegas, will serve as the moderator for the event. The event is sponsored by JamPro Music Factory and KPS3 Marketing.

Pre-registration is required for this free event. Please visit Eventbrite to register. 

For more information, please visit https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/3921.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx 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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Español and Sincerely, X.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences

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