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Theme: The Future of Des Moines

This event occurred on
June 26, 2011
1:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Des Moines, IA
United States

TEDxDesMoines brings together a diverse group of thought leaders to provide insight and ideas worth spreading in our community. Our event features an engaging format of local speakers intermixed with TED talks from previous TED conferences and engaging intermissions to allow thoughts and ideas to flow freely. The night ends with a dinner reception on the roof of the State of Iowa Historical Building.

State of Iowa Historical Building
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA, 50319
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Rekha Basu

Rekha Basu is an opinion columnist for The Des Moines Register.

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers consults with schools, organizations, and individuals seeking to use technology and social media to leverage human capital and production goals.

Jennie Smith

Jennie Smith is owner and farmer at Butcher Crick Farms, specializing in heirloom and culinary specific vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots.

Pramod Mahajan

Pramod Mahajan is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Drake University.

Paul Rottenberg

Paul Rottenberg is President of Orchestrate Hospitality.

Matt McIver

Matt McIver is the Artistic Director at the Des Moines Social Club.

Bian LI

Bian Li is the Director of Planning for The World Food Prize Foundation.

Organizing team


Des Moines, IA, United States