x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
July 30, 2020
Alpena, Michigan
United States

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).

Alpena Events Complex (APlex)
701 Woodward Ave.
Alpena, Michigan, 49707
United States
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Adam Lewis Walker

International Author, New Media Speaker, Host, and Coach (West Sussex, England)
Are Pole Vaulters Crazy?

Bridges to Prosperity

Civil Engineering Nonprofit (Denver, CO)
Envisioning the End of Isolation-Based Poverty

Dora Lutz

Aspirational Business Builder at ‘GivingSpring’ (Indianapolis, IN)
Pay Attention: 5 Clues a Business Really Wants to Make the World a Better Place

Hannah Berry

Creative Director at ‘Lions and Rabbits’ (Grand Rapids, MI)
Cultivating Community through Creative Placemaking

Janet Tyler, M.A.

President and Founder at 'True Depth' (Novi, MI)
Keep the Spark Alive

Kay Spatafore, M.A.

COO and VP of Character Education at 'because I said I would.' (Cleveland, OH)
A Promise Made

Matt Brauning

International Speaker, Seminar Leader, Author at 'Evolution' (Grand Rapids, MI)
Are You Driven Like an Avenger?

Rabbi Tamara Kolton, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Psychologist, and Author at 'Soulful Living Psychology' (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
The Audacity of Eve

Richard Norton, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program at ‘University of Michigan’ (Ann Arbor, MI)
Living With the Shore

Steve Fredlund, MBA

Coach, Speaker, and Consultant at 'Steve Fredlund Consulting' (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)
How to Live Life Like a Safari

Trudy Kortes, M.S.

Chief of Human Exploration and Space Operations Division at ‘NASA Glenn Research Center’ (Westlake, OH)
Rehumanizing Leadership

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