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Theme: Why We Work

This event occurred on
September 8, 2011
6:30pm - 8:30pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Tempe, AZ
United States

This year we focus on Why We Work. What is work? It could be what ignites your passion, how you make money or what makes your sweat. To some, work is a title, a timeframe, or simply, just a word. TEDxTempe 2011 will provide the landscape for an illuminating conversation of what work means for us and why we do or do not do it.

Tempe History Museum
809 E Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85281
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Brett Farmiloe

Brett Farmiloe likes anything that involves the topic of “work.” Unemployment, recruitment, and sometimes actually working himself. Pursue the Passion Project.

Phil del Real

Phil is a trainer with background in Cultural Geography who specializes helping others learn through self-discovery.

Trace Richards

From opening for legendary artists like Too $hort & Rass Kass, Trace considers himself a wonderful wordsmith. His early relationship with reading led him to published poetry, a growing arsenal of songs, & a lifelong thirst for knowledge.

Jennifer Vollmann

A visionary at the helm of New Global Citizens, Jennifer’s experiences working, volunteering, and traveling abroad challenged her to inspire others to think critically about the world’s problems and work towards change.

Organizing team


Tempe, AZ, United States


Tempe, AZ, United States
  • Jackie Smith
    Committee Member
  • Andrew Bernier
    Committee Member
  • Nikki Gusz
    Committee Member