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Theme: Embrace

This event occurred on
October 14, 2021
St. Cloud, Minnesota
United States

We embrace the opportunity to gather, to thoughtfully consider new ideas, and to address together the challenges we face growing as individuals and as a community.

We’re celebrating milestones: TEDxStCloud’s event home, the Paramount Theater, is celebrating one hundred years! TEDxStCloud is celebrating too — we’re grateful to be in our fifth season. TEDxStCloud 2021 provides a platform for eight local thought leaders across a broad spectrum of topics to present their “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

The Paramount Theater
913 West St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301
United States
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Annette Atkins

Historian and author
Author and historian, teaches that our history and our lives stand in such a close relationship to each other that reflecting on either one helps illuminate the other.

Charlie Eisenreich

Educator and Youth Advocate
Lifelong pre-K-12 educator and administrator, with a rich background in participating in and coaching sports.

James Alberts

Community leader and pastor
Founder and pastor of Higher Ground Church of Christ and Higher Works Collaborative, social justice leader and board member of ISAIAH MN.

John Harlander

Physicist and designer of a NASA optical instrument that was deployed on the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission.

Mary Bruno

Artist and Community Ambassador
Owner of Bruno Press letterpress print shop in St. Joseph, MN.

Niloufer Merchant

Psychologist and educator
A psychologist who uses a holistic approach in addressing trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety.

Pete Rogers

Automation and Robotics Expert
Leader and expert in automation technology integration and robotics systems.

Robbyn Wacker

University President
Leader in higher education and an academician in gerontology and sociology.

Organizing team


St. Cloud, MN, United States