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Theme: Rethink Learning

Fargo, ND, United States
August 9th, 2013

About this event

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." --Carl Sagan

What if we found life on Mars? What if we completed apprenticeships instead of college? What if everyone in the company was a co-president? What if we taught young athletes to develop their character? What if we created a middle school focused on math and science? What if everyone had access to libraries? What if we used technology to create new learning models?

What if we learned something new?

Expert speakers from across the country. An audience of 500. A day of relevance, inspiration, and connections.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Lissa Rankin
    New York Times best-selling author of Mind Over Medicine
  • Jaime Casap
    Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc., responsible for working with K12 educational institutions and organizations to bring current and future technological innovations into the education environment.
  • Jim Thompson
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Cathy King
    Founder and CEO of World Vets, which provides veterinary aid in developing countries and veterinary disaster relief worldwide.
  • Todd Bol
    Co-Founder of Little Free Library, a community movement in the United States and worldwide that offers free books housed in small containers to members of the local community.
  • Mike Derheim
    Co-founder and CEO of The Nerdery a company of 450+ employees, featured in Inc. Magazine (Minot native)
  • Heather Zinger
    Artist in residence at Roger Maris Cancer Center at Sanford Hospital
  • Victor Saad
    Founder of The Leap Year Project & Experience Institute
  • Adam Gehlhar
    Founding member of the West Fargo STEM Academy.
  • Heidi Manning
    Concordia College physics professor working with NASA on the Mars rover Curiosity project, which is is investigating the environmental history of an area inside Mars’ Gale Crater.
  • Brenna Flaugher
    Scientist in the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and project manager for the construction of the digital camera used used for the current Dark Energy Survey, measuring the expansion of the universe.
  • Jim Kielsmeier
    Founder and President/CEO of the National Youth Leadership Council, and founder of the Center for Experiential Education and Service-Learning.
  • James Patrick Shea
    President of the University of Mary. Monsignor Shea was inaugurated in 2009 as the sixth president of the university and, at the age of 34, became the youngest college or university president in the United States.
  • Sarah How
    Certified Advanced Trainer/Specialist in the Nurtured Heart Approach. Sarah has spent the last 14 years working in education consulting and collaborating to bring transformative changes for adults, children and families.
  • Hugh and Emerson Weber
    Author and creator of Dude to Dad
  • AJ Leon
    Founder of Misfit Inc, and Pursuit of Everything
  • Eric Mahmoud
    President/CEO/Founder at Seed Academy and Harvest Preparatory School in Minneapolis, two Minnesota schools closing the academic achievement gap between white and black children.
  • Scott McNealy
    Co-founder and former chairman/CEO of Sun Microsystems, board chairman of Wayin, and founder of Curriki.

Venue and Details

Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway Ave
Fargo, ND, 58102
United States
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Greg Tehven
Fargo, ND, United States

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John Schneider
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Brian Bestge
Member, Production Committee
Greg Tehven
Lead, Curation Committee, Sponsors Committee; Member, Sales Committee, Speaker Support Committee, Experience Committee
Sue Mathison
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David Flowers
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Austin Keller
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Mark Cullen
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Walter Lanza
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Kris Garrels
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Adam Gehlhar
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Cher Hersrud
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Jeff Knight
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Ashley Gehlhar
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Susanne Williams
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Mark Staples
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Terry Steiner
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Molly Bestge
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Beth Slette
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Carrie Leopold
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Kris Garrels
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Louise Dardis
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Sam Jacobs
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Steve Striegel
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Michelle Weber
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