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This event occurred on
August 22, 2017
5:30pm - 10:00pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
United States

The event was hosted the day after the total solar eclipse with the theme "Out of Darkness." Doors opened at 5 p.m. with music, beverages, hors d'oeuvres and conversation amongst TEDxJacksonHole delegates, presenters and artists featured in the Center for the Arts exhibit, "Pavillions." The program begans at 7 p.m., at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. Sold out.

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Theater
245 South Cache Street
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001
United States
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Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller was born in the UK in 1969, and raised in Rhodesia during that country’s Bush War. She’s the author of several books; most recently QUIET UNTIL THE THAW. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications including National Geographic Magazine, Harper’s Magazine and the New Yorker.

Andrew Munz

ndrew was born in 1987 in Catskill, NY, then grew up in Jackson Hole. He has been a long-standing, dedicated member of the local theatre and writing communities. Andrew is best known as the writer and director of the Jackson-based theatrical trilogy, “I Can Ski Forever”, the third of which he wrote as an original musical. An avid traveler to Iceland, he has worked as a whale watching guide and a sous chef in a remote, rural fjord. As a novelist, he is represented by Bradford Literary Agency.

Beth McIntosh

With Aspen Jacquet, Rainer and Walden McIntosh-Round Beth McIntosh is an award winning songwriter who studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston under the John Abercrombie Merit Award. Her work has earned the Wyoming Performing Arts Fellowship. She teaches in her studio in Wilson WY. This presentation features the magic that happens in her sessions.

Contemporary Dance Wyoming

Under the direction of Artistic Director Babs Case, Wyoming’s only professional modern dance company will perform a visually stimulating and exhilarating interpretation of the theme "Out of Darkness"

Erik Vance

Award-winning science journalist Erik Vance – a Mexico City-based writer who has been poked, prodded, burned, electrocuted, hypnotized and even cursed by a witch doctor – all in the name of science and in his journey to unlock the hidden power of the brain.

Keely Herron

Keely is a strategist and writer, with nearly 20 years of experience in advertising and business. She's traveled the world in search of a meaningful life, eventually landing in Jackson Hole. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.

Laura Danly

As Curator of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Dr. Laura Danly is responsible for all public, educational, and telescope programs. She also writes, produces, and directs its planetarium shows. Earlier in her career, Dr. Danly was an astronomer at NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute for ten years, where she was also the first Project Scientist for Education. She has been communicating complex ideas in science to the public for over thirty years.

Laura Peticolas

Dr. Laura Peticolas is a Senior Fellow at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of Multiverse, the Space Sciences Laboratory’s education group. Dr. Peticolas leads the Eclipse Megamovie project, leads a program to provide research experiences for undergraduates, and consults on national education projects.

Laurie Works

Laurie Works grew up in a cult-like family structure, kept in place by a delusional father. She witnessed a shooting in a church parking lot that killed her twin sister, Stephanie, and younger sister, Rachel. Laurie has married and then divorced and rebuilt a life in the aftermath, made up of courage, vulnerability, and presence. She is studying to become a clinical mental health counsellor.

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Jackson Hole, WY, United States