Youth@Vail
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: pause...COUNTDOWN. HEALTH.

August 9, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Vail, Colorado
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

"These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them."
- Rumi

We'll Xplore in this clue-seeking, locked-down moment of COVID conversation how we might use these clues to learn how to navigate other simultaneous crises (climate, economic, racial, gender, biodiversity...) from the perspective of HEALTH.

Leading up to TED's COUNTDOWN conference that we'll stream 10-17-2020, TEDxVail & TEDxFountainHills are collaborating on an ongoing twice-weekly virtual conversation! We Xplore with Xperts and local thought leaders in intergenerational and inclusive reflections. You'll hear from locals, Xperts, elders, friends, youth, our communities, and we hope YOU!

Bring a friend and help us make this an Xperience to look forward to! As a TEDx collaboration of ideas, we encourage you to add elements: seasonal flowers, lively wines to pair with food or friends, thoughtful art, clever cartoons, an elegant or wacky place setting, what’s your special treat? Help us make this an Xperience to look forward to Sundays til COUNTDOWN! Our 10th conversation in the series continues of these 28 conversations, thinkers and doers who would not usually be engaged with each other.

We'll be engaging with:
RACHEL DELONG
ANA MARIA IRUESTE-MONTES PHD
CYNTHIA THURLOW
JODI STOKES
JOHN LADIPAOLO
JULIE KIDOO
LILLIAN REYNOLDS
LISA KALFAS
MIKALA FREITAS
WILLA HEALEY

See you in zoom soon.

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Speakers

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ANA MARIA IRUESTE-MONTES PHD

Personal & Executive Coach
Ana Maria was born in Mexico City, exposed to the Basque heritage of her mother, the Spanish heritage of her father and her Mexican heritage. These experiences color her ability to navigate, understand and find commonalities and differences, as well as appreciate the richness that diversity brings. Ana Maria trained as a Psychologist and entered the coaching field when she joined The Center for Creative Leadership, while working in private practice in Colorado Springs. She found Coaching to fit perfect with her calling of helping others become who they can be, and helping them become better managers, better leaders, and to grow caring sustainable organizations. Certified, she now serves as an adjunct staff with the College of Executive Coaching. Values are an integral part of helping, individuals, leaders and organizations succeed, the compass by which individuals and organizations navigate. Her Coaching calling card includes the values of Diversity, Sustainability and Connection.

CYNTHIA THURLOW

Nurse practitioner, intermittent fasting and nutrition expert
Cynthia Thurlow is a globally recognized expert in nutrition & intermittent fasting, highly sought after speaker, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness Project. She's been a nurse practitioner for 20+ years, is a 2x TEDx speaker: her 2nd talk on intermittent fasting has been viewed nearly 6.5 million times. She has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW and in Medium and Entrepreneur. She's also the host of Everyday Wellness podcast, which was listed as "20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020" by Entrepreneur magazine.

JODI STOKES

Fitness Executive focused on exercise science
With a BS in Exercise Science from U of A, Jodi taught water exercise and Fitness/Wellness at Canyon Ranch Spa. She designed the water program at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch and Fitness Manager at the brand new Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa. At Sports Club Company L.A. she was a Personal Trainer and Exercise Instructor. She was awarded Elite Trainer and Business Woman of the year in 2011 and 2012. As a Soroptimist, she created and chaired the 2 High-Heel-a-Thons to stomp out Domestic Violence. She received national acclaim from the Senate and local acclaim for our Chamber of Commerce. She returned to Scottsdale to open Goddess Fit Women’s Gym Facility and Jodi Stokes Fitness. My team created a safe and non-intimidating environment for women to workout with tenacity and hard work. I have recently been honored by So Scottsdale as People to Watch in 2017 and also awarded by Voyage Phoenix Magazine as a “Trailblazer” 2019.

JOHN LADIPAOLO

Mindfulness Educator
Canadian-born, partial world traveller and life-long teacher, John prefers learning collaboratively. He reviewed videogames on the Internet before it was cool, choreographed his own Aquafit classes, planted trees in Northern Ontario, and taught public high school phys ed with nail polish still on my fingers from Burning Man. He's been to raves and ashrams, jumped out of a plane, sang in drag and released a rap album late last year. He's also experienced anxiety and low-level depression for most of his life; conditions which he wasn't acutely aware of until he was almost 30. His challenges: to better care for himself and sharing his experience. He's gained strength and hope with others through inspiring self awareness, acceptance and creative self-expression. Insights into more satisfying, connected and interdependent ways of living socially and environmentally, he hosts weekly online mindfulness workshops, has a blog and videos.

JULIE KIDOO

Owner of Revolution Power Yoga, yoga instructor, author
Julie lives in Eagle-Vail, Colorado and is the owner of Revolution Power Yoga, Baptiste Affiliate Yoga studios in Avon & Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She is a 1200 hour certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, a LifeForce Yoga Level 1 practitioner and a lululemon Ambassador. She is the author of Bye-Polar, an autobiography of her journey though her own mental health struggles and the healing she found along the way. Julie loves being on her yoga mat, spending time in nature, road trips with her family and having fun with friends and family. After her first Baptiste Yoga class in 2007, Julie felt something different. She was touched, moved and inspired in a way that she had never been before. Through experiences on her mat, Julie learned that ultimately she was the only one who had the power to change her life. Julie’s intention for her students is to inspire and empower so that they expand the boundaries of what they think is possible. Tom, Charlie, Catie, and her golden Nala are her loves.

LILLIAN REYNOLDS

Student
Lilly Reynolds is a resident of Eagle County. She started her advocacy work in her sophomore year of high school, first focusing on mental health and how to better connect youth to mental health resources. She soon began her work with tobacco policy to protect local youth in Avon. After the town of Avon passed their Tobacco21 initiatives, the movement quickly spread throughout the region. Lilly has testified in front of multiple towns, counties, and at the state level to advocate for limiting youth access to addictive products and hopes to inspire others to start their own advocacy journeys. She plans to continue helping her peers, now at the cessation level through her internship with Public Health. Lilly hopes to go to college in the field of public health or public policy and continue to be the change she wishes to see in the world.

LISA KALFAS

Retired dentist, mom
Originally from Youngstown, OH, my love of the mountains brought me to Boulder to do my undergrad at University of Colorado. I stayed, and after spending a few years in Vail, I completed my graduate degree at CU in Denver. I eventually moved back to Boulder and worked at the non-profit Dental Aid, before setting up my private dental practice. I taught cosmetic dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute and wrote articles for dental journals. I contributed dentistry to the non-profits Give Back A Smile, and Give Kids A Smile. As a Climate Reality Leader, I educate about the small steps that we can all take to have a positive effect on our environment. I volunteer with Eco-Cycle of Boulder. My other passion is women's reproductive rights, family planning and the education of girls. I hope to help figure out a healthy and constructive reset for all of us in a post-Covid world. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and skiing with my husband, Tom. .

MIKALA FREITAS

Photographer, Wellness, Movement Expert & Creative
Mikala began her professional musical theater career at age 7 in a touring production of Peter Pan. She has danced and sung her way through 6 continents. While attending UC Berkeley she became a licensed massage therapist and studied kinesiology (the study of the body in motion). As a life long yogi meditator, and performer, she became fascinated with not only the physical but the subtle anatomy. Fortunately, while performing and traveling, Mikala was able to learn from many experts including Shamans in the Brazilian rain forrest and Tibetan Healers in the Himalayans. She has spent more than 30 years acquiring over 50 certifications understanding how movement/stillness, light/colors, sound/breath can shift, affect our mental, emotional and physical states of being. She enjoys working with groups and individuals sharing how to be your best self. Currently, Mikala resides in New York City and is adding headshot photography to her skill sets.

RACHEL DELONG

Yoga teacher, speaker coach
Rachel Delong has been practicing, teaching and sharing yoga, mindfulness and healing practices for more than 20 years. She facilitates personal development programs, leads women’s wellness retreats and is passionate about serving others. She has been working with Africa Yoga Project, a non-profit in Kenya that educates and employs youth, for over a decade. Rachel was a TEDxVail speaker in 2018 and is a mentor/speaker coach for TEDxYouth@Vail. She teaches mindfulness and wellness to youth during the school year with UB.U, a local organization that she co-founded.

WILLA HEALEY

Student
Willa Healey is a 17 year old student at Battle Mountain High School. She believes in balance above all. She manages her busy schedule while leaving room to be a social person. In school, Willa had a full schedule of classes. She's involved with the arts. She sings in a choir and participates in musical theatre. She believes that unfair pricing of necessary medical treatments is hurting so many right now. She is a passionate youth who has been directly affected by the overpricing of the prescription drugs. She seeks a career in medicine eventually becoming a pediatric endocrinologist.

Organizing team

Kat
Haber

Vail, CO, United States
Organizer

Alysia R
Dahir MBA

Payson, AZ, United States
Co-organizer
  • Alessandra Nicole
    Operations
  • Flor Vasquez
    Marketing/Communications
  • Sasha Marks
    Curation
  • Troy Rindone
    Marketing/Communications