x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Only Connect

April 30, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Decatur, Illinois
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin St.
Madden Auditorium
Decatur, Illinois, 62523
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Kazim Abbot

Information Technology Change Specialist
Originally from the majestic Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Kazim's mission to "Inspire others to realize and maximize their potential by helping them find opportunities," has lead him on a life-changing journey of personal and professional growth. The self-proclaimed "Warren Buffet of people" has an illustrious track record of investing in people and empowering them to initiate and sustain positive change in their lives. After several years in Higher education in STEM-based roles, Mr. Abbot has expanded his talents to corporate America, working with Archer Daniels Midland as an IT Change Specialist.

Laura Sievert

Executive Director at Quincy Society Of Fine Arts
As the executive director of America's First Arts Council, Arts Quincy, it's my honor to continue building an arts legacy founded on access for all of the area's citizens. I'm working to make the cultural, economic and individual case that the fine arts are a critical component of all of our lives. My previous experience as Marketing Director of the largest independent Hallmark chain in the US allows me to bring for-profit strategies to the nonprofit world, because it takes more than an idea and enthusiasm to make an impact. I leverage my strong background in design, social media, CRM, integrated targeting, results tracking, budgeting and management to move my nonprofit forward. I pride myself in making smart, data-driven decisions that begin creatively and move to refinement, implementation, monitoring and quantifiable results tracking.

Mark Sturgell

Experienced Leader Trainer & Coach
My wheelhouse is coaching mid-career professionals, so when I found a value-driven growth-oriented company like GROWMARK needed someone to focus on development of experienced leaders in corporate and member companies, as well as member company board of director development, I jumped at the opportunity.

Organizing team


Decatur, IL, United States