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Theme: "Momentum"

This event occurred on
May 28, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

TEDxLincolnWomen 2015 explores the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work today.

Our event is part of TEDWomen, a three-day conference hosted live in Monterey, California. TEDxLincolnWomen 2015 is one of more than 150 TEDx events around the world; we will share the TEDWomen 2015 livestream while also presenting local Nebraska speakers who'll tackle the theme of "Momentum."

This global conversation—from Lincoln to London, Sao Paulo to Seoul—celebrates movers and makers; designers and doers, local problem-solvers and global leaders.

The event will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus, a research campus that connects the talent and abilities of individuals and companies with the University of Nebraska. The goal of the campus is to promote positive energy and foster interaction and collaboration—similar goals to that of TED and TEDWomen.

Find out more at and

Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Ashley Stosnider

Ashley is a writer and editor who lived and studied in the South before moving to Lincoln. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of South Carolina in 2012. In both her writing and editing careers, Ashley is fascinated by the capacity for quick change in the book industry—both technological and social. She currently works at the University of Nebraska, where she serves as the managing editor at Prairie Schooner.

Kim Morrow

Environmental Champion
Kim is an environmental leader—and a leader in the faith community—who is passionate about helping people respond to the environmental urgencies of our time in ways that are community-based, creative and inspirational. She is the director of Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, whose mission is to facilitate the faith community's response to climate change through education, programs and advocacy.

Krupa Savalia

Student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Krupa is a first-generation American, born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelors in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2006. After graduation, Krupa returned to the east coast to work in the Kessler Foundation clinical research laboratories—which piqued her interest in a career that bridges the gap between patient care and scientific innovation. In 2009, Krupa enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in cellular and integrative physiology in 2014 and will graduate from medical school in May 2016.

Leirion Gaylor Baird

Lincoln City Council
Leirion was elected to the Lincoln City Council as a city-wide representative in May 2013 and, for the past two years, has been its only female member. Prior to her election, Leirion was a Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commissioner and helped develop their 2040 Comprehensive Plan. She began her career as a management consultant, helping Fortune 500 companies become more efficient. She has also worked as a city budget and policy analyst—and director of an innovative after-school and summer enrichment program in San Francisco.

Organizing team


Lincoln, NE, United States


Lincoln, NE, United States
  • Heather Strait
    Meal Planning and Logistics
  • Jan Bretz
    Registration and Coach
  • Shaun Vanneman
  • Shelbi Bretz
    Emcee and Coach
  • Shannon Harner
  • Ryan Dobesh
    Technical Support