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Theme: Discovery

This event occurred on
October 7, 2012
6:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Jackson Hole, WY
United States

Discover new ideas that are shaping the world at TEDxJacksonHole. For one evening in October, speakers from across the region will come together to share ideas connected by the theme of DISCOVERY. Be inspired and entertained during TEDxJacksonHole 2012 on Sunday, October 7 from 6-8:30 pm at the Jackson Hole Center for The Arts. Free and family-friendly!

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Theater
245 South Cache
Jackson Hole, WY, 83001
United States
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Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D.

A Harvard Ph.D., Paul Alan Cox has searched for new medicines from plants used by traditional healers in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. For these efforts TIME magazine named Cox one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” His efforts in preserving island rain forests were recognized with the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Kevin Taylor

Kevin has spent the last two decades living, studying ecology and teaching in the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies. He holds a Masters in Botany from the University of Wyoming, and has studied ethnobotany and ethnozoology for the past 15 years. Kevin is passionate about consciously participating in Nature and studying and teaching Mountain Man history in a hands-on way.

Jason Kintzler

Jason Kintzler bootstrapped his startup PitchEngine beginning in 2008 as a celebration of Wyoming independence, forgoing the traditional startup path in favor of the road less traveled. He has been credited with heralding in a new era of public relations by creating one of the PR industry’s most transformative innovations.

Stephen Koch

Stephen Koch is a pioneering climber, snowboarder and mountain guide. His ascents and descents include some of the world’s most notable firsts, many of which have never been repeated. He is the first person to snowboard all the major Teton Peaks and the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits.

The Laff Staff

The Laff Staff are a complexly interesting gaggle of crazies who forgo their senses of reality and morality to bring you improv without boundaries! They sing!! (kind of) They dance!! (occasionally) They deliver laughs, chortles, guffaws and giggles by the bucket load and always manage to walk away unscathed.

Leticia Liera & Isabel Zumel

Leticia Liera serves as Head Start Director at Children’s Learning Center and Isabel Zumel is Assistant Director at Teton County Library. Together they developed College Bound Latinas as a five year commitment to help ten Latina teens reach post-secondary education aspirations. Laura Perez joins to share her personal discovery insights.

Amelia Terrapin

Amelia Terrapin has spent over 15 years as a dance educator and teaching artist in public schools, reaching thousands of students and teachers across the US through arts-integrated learning. She founded Mobius, a movement-based science curriculum company to create opportunities for kids to develop their academic and creative abilities.

John Hafernik, PhD.

John Hafernik is professor of biology at San Francisco State University, president of the California Academy of Sciences and director of ZomBeeWatch, a citizen science project to track a new honey bee parasite. His discoveries have been highlighted in Time Magazine, The Week, Scientific American, Science News and the New Scientist.

Organizing team


Jackson, WY, United States
  • Steve Jansen
    Organizing Committee
  • Latham Jenkins
    Organizing Committee
  • Julie Kling
    Organizing Committee
  • Cindee George
    Organizing Committee
  • Emy DiGrappa
    Organizing Committee
  • John Morgan
    Organizing Committee