x = independently organized TED event

Theme: naturally

This event occurred on
January 9, 2015
3:00pm - 9:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Beaver Creek, Colorado
United States

In our 5th annual TEDxVail conference you'll find speakers sparking deep discussion with breathtaking videos and mind numbing photography. For 2015, ‘naturally,’ unites some the of the world’s most fascinating leaders in conservation, art, photography, digital media, kayaking and health. TEDx talks unmask passions and demonstrate mastery of natural progression to reveal ideas worth spreading from an unbiased political or religious point of view.

You may join us for the ideas spread, but you'll remember us for the original performance by world- class string quartet, Takacs, gut-wrenching spoken word poetry, and the most colorful dance to be found in snowy January. You'll discover social spaces for quirky conversations, thought-provoking art and hand-picked music to give you white space to process all those fresh connections.

In the spirit of community, we reach out to all generations of the Vail Valley. We encourage you to support the next generation of local leaders being a part of TEDxVail by offering scholarships to students and providing opportunities for our future leaders to help shape the event.

Being Vail Valley's first Actively Green Certified event delights us in serving you a sustainable, delicious dinner sourced locally from Beaver Creek.

Following TEDxVail, kick in with the speakers at The Osprey post party. Think you have what it takes to be a TEDxVail speaker? There, you'll get 30 seconds to pitch your big idea worth spreading. TEDxVail events enable us to amplify intriguing ideas, inspire leadership in our community, empower youth and promote sustainability of our environment while having fun with fascinating people.

68 Avondale Lane
Beaver Creek, Colorado, 81620
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

David Thoreson

David Thoreson is a sailor, photographer, writer, and speaker whose work has appeared across a broad spectrum of media from the National Park Service and Smithsonian to the Wall Street Journal and PBS. He works with different environmental organizations on ocean, sea-ice, and climate-change issues. Iowa native David authored One Island, One Ocean chronicling and illustrating the epic journey of the first-ever continuous circumnavigation by sail of the American continents.

Takács Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet -  A Grammy award-winning string quartet, Artists-in-Residence at University of Colorado in Boulder, offer an innovative and revealing approach to enhance your experience of classical music with their performance of Allegro Vivace e Sempre Scherzando from Beethoven String Quartet, Opus 59, no. 1. Edward Dusinberre, violin Károly Schranz, violin Geraldine Walther, viola András Fejér, cello

Organizing team


Vail, CO, United States


Vail, CO, United States
  • Corinne Hara
  • Jill Lammers
    Community Relations Director
  • Ross Iverson
    Strategic Relations
  • Nabeel Meghji
  • Branko Kral
    Social Media Director
  • Sloane Pagal
    Event Director
  • Gus Gruner
    Resident Artist
  • Tracey Flower
    Communication Director
  • Sara Bittorf
    Public Relations
  • Sara Brownlee
  • Kim Blackford
  • Todd Wallis
    Conversation Catalyst
  • Chris Marello
    Community Relations
  • Andie Bombard
  • Franz Rottenbucher
    Social Media
  • Kori Eckert
    Social Media
  • Lisette Gonzalez
  • Ashley Clement
    Graphic Design
  • Wendy Griffith
  • Ian Mitchell
  • Larissa Read
  • Linda Hill
  • Steve Dickmen
    Event Design
  • Jenifer Hammond
    Food & Beverage
  • Oni Belise
    Speaker Hospitality
  • Lauren Merrick
    Speaker Hospitality
  • Charlotte Muir
    Event Design
  • Edgar Arroyo
    Youth Initiatives
  • Ben DeNuptiis
    Speaker Visuals