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Theme: At the Heart of Discovery.

This event occurred on
April 21, 2012
8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Minneapolis, MN
United States

TEDxUMN 2012 will be occurring on April 21, 2012 in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater. This event will be 15 to 16 speakers from the University of Minnesota community who have incredible stories to tell and amazing ideas worth spreading. This event is open to the the University community. We will have a free live stream available during the event, which will become available at this website.

Tickets go on sale March 26. Please register for updates at

Coffman Union Theater
300 Washington Ave Se
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Chris Cloud

MPLS TV; Bringing together the implementers, the future of ideas and innovation and how cross collaboration benefits our local communities.

Dave Moen

Fairview Hospital; Rethinking the patient’s involvement in the healthcare system and the future of patient-centered care.

Massoud Amin

Director of the Technology Leadership Institute; The Father of the SmartGrid and the future of cities and smart infrastructure.

Tom Fisher

Dean of the College of Design; Designing shelter and improving quality of life through design for the other 99 percent; Designing systems to avoid failure.

Todd Reubold

Communications Director at Institute on the Environment; A personal story of discovery, with tales of love, loss, and living one of the best years of his life.

Jeanne Kilde

Department of Religious Studies; Contested Terrain.

Brian Lozenski

PhD student in CEHD; Bringing cultural context and self-identity into education.

Aaron Doering

Professor @ Institute on the Environment; Adventure learning.

Aaron Doering

Professor @ Institute on the Environment; Adventure learning.

Jeff Gralnick

Professor @ CBS in Microbiology; The Soudan Iron Mine and discovering “alien” magnetic microbes.

Ben Shardlow

Envisioning the cultural and art possibilities of construction sites and changing the city construction experience.

Jodi Sandfort

Professor @ Humphrey; The power of integrative leadership.

Nick Kelley

CIDRAP: rethinking influenza vaccines.

Mark Bee

Ecologist; Frogs, acoustics, and the future of hearing.

Organizing team


Minneapolis, MN, United States