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March 7, 2018
Davenport, Iowa
United States

TEDxDavenport will be held on March 7th, 2018 at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium in Davenport, Iowa.

The event will kickoff at 12:00pm sharp and run through 5:00pm with a networking intermission and a local craft brewery social hour following the conference.

TEDxDavenport is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique experiences designed to inspire, inform, and challenge. This includes:

- More than a dozen talks and performances
- Exposure to disruptive ideas and and innovative speakers
- Unconventional networking with our area’s brightest leaders and innovators
- Access to activities, food, workshops, and more

Figge Museum of Art - John Deere Auditorium
225 W 2nd St
Davenport, Iowa, 52801
United States
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Anna Dolce

Anna Dolce is a life and business strategist, restaurant expert, writer and speaker. She traded her Miss Georgia (Europe) crown and national fame for a $40 shot at the American Dream. Anna became a restaurant owner within 2 years of getting her start as a bartender in Brooklyn NY. Anna then led operations of a restaurant group and founded an international business consultancy. Anna now coaches various entrepreneurs on business growth, organizational culture and human optimization.

Dustin James

Dustin James is a proud husband, father, and entrepreneur, with a wealth of life experiences that he uses to entertain, motivate, and educate his audience. Dustin brings a tremendous amount of energy to his dynamic and motivating presentations focusing on leadership training, mental mindset, creative selling, and team building exercises.

Folashade Butler

Folashade A. Butler is a Speaker, Relationship Expert, Technology Professional, Wife, and Mother. Her desire to see women be successful in relationships sparked her drive to begin a firm where she delivers life-changing coaching, training, and talks. Folashade’s hope is to equip people with the tools they need to flourish in love and livelihood.

Jaimy Szymanski

Jaimy Szymanski is an industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights. She focuses on how disruptive technologies impact customer experience and corporate digital transformation. Jaimy’s research has appeared in USA Today, Mashable, Forbes, Inc., and Huffington Post. She also provides strategic advisory to digital innovation leaders at enterprise organizations.

Jake Klipsch

Dr. Jake Klipsch is an advocate for at-risk students and a maverick of alternative education. A fierce believer in public schools, community collaboration, and compassion, he is a dedicated leader who has served students from preschool to 12th grade. He is the principal of Mid City High School in Davenport, Iowa.

Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs is a motivational speaker and a disability advocate. Born with cerebral palsy and a love of sports, roadmap to achievement was anything but easy - not because he has cerebral palsy, but because of the limits placed on him by others. Despite the heartaches, Jeff went on to be the first person with cerebral palsy to run the Chicago Marathon.

Jodi Prosise

Jodi Prosise, chair and Associate Professor of Engineering at St. Ambrose University, has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Mechanical Engineering. She leads a study-abroad trip to Brazil where students develop assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. Her research focus is on developing affordable, upper-limb prosthetics.

Kyle Horn

Kyle Horn is founder and director of America’s Job Honor Awards: A nonprofit organization celebrating people who overcome barriers to employment, and the employers who hire them. His mission is to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.

Linda Baxley

Linda currently serves as Director of The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) that works with the nation’s community colleges to improve the quality and quantity of technicians in these fields. She was pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry when she left to join Procter & Gamble’s storied brand management program.

Michael Johnson

Michael is an architect and technology enthusiast. His work focuses on exploring, analyzing, and applying technology to the everyday business practices behind delivering a successful construction project. He is passionate about current and emerging industry trends including Building Information Modeling (BIM), virtual and augmented reality, reality capture, and data analysis.

Michelle Joyce

Michelle Joyce is on a mission to eliminate unhealthy posture! She’s frequently featured on TV shows and teaches posture workshops worldwide. Originally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she believes that helping people change their posture involves much more than simply telling them to sit up straight.

Natalie Torres-Haddad

An Award Winning Author, a workshop facilitator and an investor. Raised in Inglewood she was surrounded by those facing permanent debt determined to be the exception by age 24 she bought her first rental property. Her mission to advocate for financial literacy and to uplift those feeling overwhelmed by debt.

Oscar Bravo

Oscar Bravo is an international media executive in the United States and Latin America. Oscar has been involved with organizational transformations, new venture startups, and non-profit organizational management. Oscar’s experience encompasses finance, sales, strategic planning, television programming, technology, process design, re-engineering, marketing and philanthropy.

Sayed Shah

Dr. Sayed A. Shah is an integrative medicine expert. His personal journey started when his son was diagnosed with Autism. He has utilized research and practices in integrative medicine to help his son and others to overcome health challenges by treating underlying triggers and root causes of disease rather than just treating symptoms.

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