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Posted on: August 25, 2016   |   Category: News
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August 25, 2016         WATERTOWN, SD – The 2nd Annual TEDxLATI event will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016 in the Student Center on the campus of Lake Area Technical College from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talk videos under the theme “It’s Your World.”

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

“TEDxLATI is about inspiring individuals to create a world that is infused with passion, empathy and a commitment to lifelong learning,” comments LATI Entrepreneurship program instructor and TEDxLATI organizer, Melissa Meidinger. “Our TEDxLATI speakers will share unique ideas that bring the listeners beyond the physical walls of the building and show them that everyone has the power to make a difference.”

The TEDxLATI roster of speakers includes David Hedt, Walkabout Developments, LLC; Sabrina Kieser, International Agriculture Developer; Shayla Hoheisel, Nomad; Laurie Johnson, Lake Area Technical College Ag Instructor; Hugh Weber, Curator of the College of Possibility and CEO for OTA; Adam Weber, Lead Pastor at Embrace Church; Scott Shephard, Retired Educator and Scott Shephard Photography; PJ Anderson, Owner of a Commercial Photography/Content Marketing Firm; Heather Kallhoff, Photographer and Executive Director of the Brookings Arts Council; and Emily Paulson, Actress.  Visit the TEDxLATI page at http://tedxlati.com/speakers for complete biographies.

The TEDxLATI event is limited to 100 attendees. Lake Area Technical College students will be authorized to receive seventy-five free tickets and general public will be allowed to purchase the remaining twenty-five tickets at a cost of $20 each.  Both free admission tickets and paid tickets will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, September 6 at 8:00 a.m.  Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be purchased in the Student Services office.


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 in a small group. 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.