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Grand Rapids, MI, United States
November 12th, 2012

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About this event

I became an organizer when our executive team decided to have a TEDx event as our in-service staff day at our library. We thought we could enlighten, entertain and discuss ideas worth spreading. It should be an enjoyable learning experience for all of our staff with more diversity of speakers than we usually have on our staff day.
It worked out great. The feedback from the staff (audience) was good to brilliant. Several commented that it was the best staff day ever.

Confirmed Speakers

  • David Dyer
    Comedy writer and Stand Up Comedian from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Shelley Irwin
    Former Physical Therapist followed her passion to become first a Reporter, then a Host and Producer of radio and TV shows on WGVU Grand Rapids, MI
  • Steve Assarian
    Master's of Library Science degree and Business Librarian at the Grand Rapids Public Library
  • John Bender
    Pharmacist and Clinical Operations Director for VanAndel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. He has spent over 35 years conducting clinical cancer trials at small bio-tech firms and at Parke-Davis.
  • Alex McGrath
    Additional band members are Ashley McGrath William Campbell and Joan Perry. They perform live throughout Michigan and have made two music CDs
  • Joe Dulin
    Director of Advancement for Paws With A Cause, a non-profit organization that trains Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence, at no charge to the client
  • JR Pittman
    Founder and Lead Pastor of Ignite Fellowship Church is an author, speaker and mentor
  • Anneshia Freeman
    MBA, MSW, CADC-M, Consultant and Program creator and Director of "The Lies That Bind", a cognitive restructuring and resocialization program that can be tailored to fit any population engaging in dysfunctional behaviors.

Venue and Details

GRPL Auditorium
111 Library Street
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
United States

Event Type (what is this?) Library

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Organizer 176618

Donald Jakel
Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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John Baar
HR Mgr.
Marla Ehlers
Asst Director
Dereka Guevara
Katie Bauer
Library Asst II
Mary Davis
Librarian II