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Theme: Creative Disruption

This event occurred on
April 12, 2014
2:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Normal, Illinois
United States

Our first TEDxHeartlandCommunityCollege event was focused on the theme: Creative Disruption. Creative Disruption means: Breaking existing patterns in new ways in order to compose new and more effective ways to meet expectations and make progress.

Our event brought together speakers from the fields of academics, world politics, sociocultural response, gaming and more in order to address issues and create effective discourse for change. TEDxHeartlandCommunityCollege is situated in a town with two universities, a community college, and a branch for another college, making it a prime location for the spread of new ideas.

Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois, 61761
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


  • Kevin Shackley
  • Andy Menssen
    Co-Director, Marketing
  • Katie Foree
  • Rob Willett
  • Courtney Greenburg
    Project Planning
  • Mihir Patel
    Founding Idea, Brainstorming, Project Mentor
  • Kali Lewis
    Artistic Coordinator, Project Planning
  • Reilly Atkinson
  • Gavin Lee
    Project Mentor