x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
January 16, 2015
7:00pm - 10:30pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Boise, Idaho
United States

TEDxBoise (an independently organized event) will bring eight live speakers to the inaugural TEDx event at the Boise Contemporary Theater on January 16, 2015. TEDx events have been held in communities and cities around the globe using the same format and bringing the same inspiration to audiences world-wide as the ever-popular web series “TED Talks”.

Our speakers include:
Diane Raptosh
Alejandro Anastasio
Kate Simonds
Karen Day
Greg Hampikian
Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray
Wendy Wilson

The TEDxBoise event, ICEBREAKER, is the inaugural TEDxBoise event in Boise. This first year’s speakers series will be immediately followed by an opportunity for audience members to meet the speakers and gather more information about each of the topics covered at a special after-party. Speakers will be available to answer questions and receive feed-back from the audience.

Live-stream simulcasts will be set-up around the Treasure Valley to ensure the maximum number of audience members can experience TEDxBoise’s ICEBREAKER live.

Viewing parties will be hosted by individuals or organizations wishing to share in the TEDxBoise experience.

Tickets for this year’s event at the Boise Contemporary Theatre are sold-out. Anyone interested in attending or hosting a TEDxBoise viewing party should contact the Marketing Committee at There is no charge for hosting a viewing party, and almost any site that has internet access can be approved.

TEDxBoise is organized independently, using the same parameters as the internationally recognized TED Talks. Presentations made at this year’s event will be uploaded to the TEDx Youtube channel immediately following this year’s event.

Boise Contemporary Theater
854 Fulton Street
Boise, Idaho, 83702
United States
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Organizing team


  • Thomas Lansing
  • Kristin Fitzpatrick
    Event Coordination / Audience Selection Committee
  • Dr. Brent Kidder
    Speaker Selection Committee
  • Jim Pace
    Speaker Selection Committee / Guest Selection Committee
  • Francois Justice-Durham
    Marketing and Promotions Committee / Speaker Selection Committee
  • Nancy Buffington
    Speaker Selection Committee
  • Jeff Bacon
    Event Coordination / Marketing Committee
  • Kelsey Medel
    Marketing and Promotions Committee
  • Carolyn Pace
    Speaker Selection Committee
  • Jonas Estefanos
    Fundraising Cooridinator
  • Rustyn Yazdanpour
  • Christian Carley
    Viewing Party Liaison