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Theme: Ignite Fort Wayne

This event occurred on
April 27, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Fort Wayne, IN
United States

This year, we shined the spotlight on ideas in Commerce, Community & Wellness and we presented some riveting talks by remarkable people. And with a TED Active under our belt, we brought back lots of ideas and experiences for better engaging our participants.

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2013 Feedback
"Congratulations ... on a successful TEDxFortWayne event! Great speakers and content! Definitely lived up to the TED name." - Christopher Stackhouse, Ambassador Enterprises

Indiana Tech [Andorfer Commons & Theater]
1600 E Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN, 46803
United States
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Donny Manco

Husband, father, artist, teacher, business owner committed to finding better ways to impact struggling communities.

Dr. Bill Argus

Dr. Argus is a practicing ophthalmologist in Fort Wayne. He is passionate about adult developmental psychology and its effect on the doctor patient relationship and our health care system. He is a member of Integral Medicine, a group that emphasizes no only holistic approaches to the patient but also includes the cultural environment.

Connie Haas Zuber

Arriving in Fort Wayne as a journalist (covering the arts for The News-Sentinel) taught her more and more quickly about Fort Wayne than most natives knew. And she admits she fell in love with the place. Forty years later, she's still at work, loving the city, praising or complaining as seems appropriate, and her sense of history tells her today is as important a time as Fort Wayne has ever had.

Fernando Tarango

Fernando Tarango is one of the most versatile and accomplished vocalists and performers in the Midwest United States. He is highly trained, highly creative and highly talented.

Augusto Pinaud

I am a writer, an International BestSeller Author in the US, UK, Germany, Spain and France. I have studied productivity and helping people with their productivity for the last ten years. I am living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am married and have a little girl, a boy and two dogs who keep me in company. I spend my day teaching my daughter and son things, writing and washing dishes, because I believe in what Agatha Christie once said: "The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes."

Matt Jones

Alter-ego, Dr. I.C. Coldwater explorer of our river resources.

Candace Schuler

Candace Schuler is a writer with a multiple personalities. In her 30+ year career, she has written software user guides, various types of instruction manuals, marketing collateral, grant proposals, case statements, case studies, business profiles, newsletters, press releases, white papers, speeches, scripts, short stories, a cookbook—and 26 (to date) romance novels.

Ethan [Six 8] Birch

Ethan Birch uses a wide variety of methods, along with earth shattering life experiences, to educate the youth and motivate all ages. His storyline includes: black market adoption, racism, war, crime, punishment, cancer, cancer, cancer, and the indomitable spirit it took to rise above it all. He has been featured on the national news for his motivational / educational music and continues to speak to all ages about taking advantage of everything that life has to offer.

Patrick Ashton

Patrick Ashton is Director of Peace and Conflict Studies at IPFW. He has certificates in community mediation and mediation training. He has taught and written on conflict resolution and community for over 30 years, facilitating over 30 workshops in this field.

Emily Osbun Bermes

Ms. Bermes began consulting in organizations in 2000, and expanded Solstice Coaching & Consulting Inc. to include Executive Coaching in 2002 to help meet a burgeoning market need. Since that time, she has grown the organization to rank among the top 2% In sales among privately held executive coaching firms in the US. She works internationally delivering leadership training, and implementing executive coaching programs as part of culture change initiatives, talent-management projects and high potential programs.

Organizing team


Fort Wayne, IN, United States
  • Jimmy LaMaster
    Production Project Manager
  • Susan Mendenhall
    Sponsor Director
  • Kim Murphy
    Team Leader
  • Anita Homco
  • Brandon Smits
    Video Project Manager
  • David Shearer
  • Trinity Wilds
  • Chris Homco
  • Eric Hall
  • Jason Habisch
    Guerrilla Team Leader
  • Jennie Renner
  • Katrina Schrieber
    Sponsor Team
  • Peter Schnellenberger
    Marketing Lead
  • Natalie Mendez
    Venue Design
  • Scott Howard
  • Tony Frantz
  • Marshall White
  • Mark Ryan
  • Lance Clark
    Digitial Media & Video Production