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Theme: Cultivating

This event occurred on
October 11, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
United States

Six TEDxStCloud speakers presented their ideas worth sharing on Thursday evening, October 11. Our speakers planted thought-provoking seeds for you to nourish and grow in your own plot, the field of your mind.

Cultivating means many things: preparing and using land for plants, breaking up soil to prepare for planting, raising gardens, crops and even cells. On a personal level, cultivating means developing ideas, skills, qualities and sentiments. Cultivating means working to make something better. Cultivating a plant, a skill or a relationship requires attention to detail and patience.

Cultivating is an active process. Cross-fertilize your ideas with our speakers’ and those of other TEDx attendees. Join us in cultivating an even better community!

The Paramount Theater
913 West St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301
United States
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Beth Berila, PhD

Director, Gender & Women's Studies Program, SCSU; Professor, Author and 500-hour registered yoga teach and and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist.
Beth Berila is Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies program at SCSU and a Professor in the Ethnic, Gender, & Women's Studies Department. She is also a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Her work blends intersectional feminism and mindfulness to help communities more fully embody social justice.

CeCe Terlouw

Executive Director, Terebinth Refuge
Cynthia Terlouw (CeCe) has spent over 30 years working with troubled teens. In 2014 she opened one of the first MN Safe Harbor programs for sex trafficked and exploited teen girls as part of the Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson, MN. Recognizing the lack of housing and services in our state for sex trafficked wom

Eric Sannerud

Co-Founder and CEO, Mighty Axe Hops
Eric R. Sannerud is a farmer, thinker, and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Mighty Axe Hops, a Minnesota hops farm. He is a TEDx speaker, Fellow of the Future, and advocate for the next generation of farmers. In his free time, Eric loves food.

Jolene Singh, MD

Surgeon, St. Cloud Hospital
Jolene Singh is a general and trauma surgeon at St.Cloud Hospital. She has been practicing in St.Cloud for six years and has been performing robotic surgery for one year. Jolene is originally from Plymouth, MN and completed her medical and surgical training at University of North Dakota and Hennepin County Medical Center.

Mark Gill

Coordinator, Visualization Lab, St. Cloud State University
Undisputed winner of the “Best Job on Campus” four years in a row, Mark is a technology evangelist and director of the SCSU Visualization Lab. He teaches courses in Software Engineering when he’s not trying to make something that’s indistinguishable from magic. Originally from Mississippi, he’s been in Minnesota five years now and is acclimating nicely.

Wm. Blair Anderson

Chief of Police, City of st. Cloud, MN
Wm. Blair Anderson is currently Chief of Police of the St Cloud Police Department and has been a licensed peace officer for 20 years. He commands 108 sworn officers and 45 civilians with an operating budget of approximately $17.5 million dollars.

Organizing team


St. Cloud, MN, United States


  • Myles Bous
  • Sonja Gidlow