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Theme: Invented Here!

This event occurred on
December 5, 2013
4:00pm - 7:30pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)
Tampa, Florida
United States

TEDWomen is a TED event curated by TED and Pat Mitchell that focuses on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and may also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxTampaRiverwalkWomen and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on December 5 that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.

This year, TEDWomen will take place on December 5th, 2013 in San Francisco. Locally, TEDxTampaRiverwalkWomen will livestream a session of TEDWomen that same day, at the John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium, from 4pm to 7:30 pm, with three local presenters to share regional perspectives on the theme of “Invented Here.”

Tickets are free, but seating is limited so apply now to attend!

TEDWomen 2013 will celebrate invention in all its forms, looking not only at technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. Some of the questions we’re asking: How does geography impact innovation? How do new technologies shape our lives? How do great ideas take flight? How can meaningful change be imagined, fostered, and scaled?

“Invented Here” is an apropos topic, we believe, to consider at the John F. Germany Library, soon home to the Community Innovation Center, a precedent setting public creative space being developed through the collaborative efforts of the nonprofit organization, LI4E, Hillsborough County and the John F. Germany Library.

TEDWomen 2013 continues TED’s multi-year conversation about women’s work and lives, present and future. A powerful conversation was started at TEDWomen in 2010 and continued through the next two years as TEDxWomen in New York, LA and Washington, D.C. The spark: How are women and girls reshaping the future? From the developing world, where a small loan to a young woman can transform a village, to the West, where generations of educated women are transforming entire industries, women are change agents, inventors, idea champions.

The TEDx community has expanded on these ideas through hundreds of local TEDxWomen events, featuring the live stream as well as local speakers and entertainment.

TEDxTampaRiverwalk is proud to be one of those communities!

John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, Florida, 33602-3704
United States
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Monica Stynchula

CEO and Founder of Dovetail Care, Inc., Ms. Stynchula has twenty five years professional experience in health and human services. Her work was recognized with an extensive case study presentation at the American Hospital Association national convention and then the American Public Health Association annual meeting. Monica holds the distinction of Certified Professional in Health Information Management from HIMSS and Health Information Professional accreditation from the American Health Information Management Association following health information technology training by the US HHS Office of National Coordination under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Lisa Demmi

Lisa Demmi is the Chief Communications Scientist at Lab3 Marketing, a full service marketing agency located in Tampa, FL. A self-proclaimed marketer from birth, Demmi brings to the table 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Business Development. As Chief Communications Scientist and an experienced speaker, she is responsible for crafting marketing content for effective delivery of the Lab3 brand and marketing message. Her specific strengths are creating specialized and custom campaigns for clients as well as forging strong business relationships. Social Media is the place she excels and clients like the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Keller Williams Tampa Properties and Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections have benefitted from her efforts.

Loran Tripp

Loran Tripp is the Chief Creative Scientist at Lab3 Marketing. With 9 years of experience in the industry, she is currently working on her Master’s Degree with a focus in Marketing from University of Tampa. Recently voted in the Top Five Favorite PR and Marketing Practitioners for Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Readers Choice Awards, she focuses on Brand Development, SEO, Digital & Online Marketing Strategies as well as Social Media. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work with companies such as Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Office, Nuccio Air Conditioning & Heating, Dennis Realty, and Gold’s Gym to name a few.

Organizing team


Odessa, FL, United States
  • Jamie Klingman
    Team Member