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Theme: What now?

This event occurred on
November 29, 2021
11:00pm - 11:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Vail, Colorado
United States

What Now? Welcome!
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Welcome, we are glad you have arrived! As others join us, please feel free to Xplore, mingle, find a comfy spot for a memorable conversation.

Session 1: What Now…for women and the world?
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Whether it's climate justice, conservation or Colorado bike tech, we've gathered several ideas worth doing we think you'll like. Bounce your way to the auditorium for bold ideas, the smallest victories, the messiest failures and the bravest decisions. We'll add several just-delivered talks of 2 days earlier from TEDWomen 2021 to locally-sourced solutions.
SHABANA BASIJ-RASIKH, Educator, social entrepreneur
KATIE PATERSON on Time + literature
CRISTINA TOSI, Milkbar bakery founder
SONALI PRASAD, Memorializing tragedy

Time to tour Vail Virtually
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
We've curated some of Vail's hottest spots for you. Meet and heat up your ideating and active listening with new friends.

Session 2: What Now...for work (and play)??
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Where is the love for lady leaders? What is the finer future these speakers will nudge us to imagine through our work & play? We'll begin with not-yet-released TEDWomen talks. Standby for more surprise-and-delight speakers.
ANNA MALAIKA TUBBS, The value of motherhood
MERCEDES ROSS, Executive Director Project Bike Tech
GALA MARIJA VRBANIC, Digital fashion
LILY SINGH, The drive for equity at work

6:15-? Check out more of Vail with some of your new friends.
6:48 ROSEANNE CASH, singer-songwriter serenade.

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Vail, Colorado, 81657
United States
Event type:
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WNBA superstar, activist
Candace Parker is an entrepreneur, activist, two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most decorated women's basketball players of all time. Candace is a bold, insightful and inspiring thought leader who is passionate about women's rights, voters' rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. In her 14th season as a professional basketball player, she recently led the Chicago Sky to victory in the WNBA championship. In September, she became the first female athlete to be featured on the cover of the cult favorite video game NBA 2K. An astute analyst of basketball, Parker is also focused on understanding the highs and lows of all parts of life. Her podcast, Moments with Candace Parker, celebrates parenthood to the fullest -- the smallest victories, the messiest failures and the bravest decisions. Twitter: @Candace_Parker


Mercedes Ross is an eclectic, energized, 30-year bike & outdoor industry veteran who is passionate about our planet. She teaches students how to take care of it!


Sex Therapist
"Good sex is about learning how to feel and be honest about what that is" -Sarah Byrden Sarah is a sacred sexuality teacher/sex educator who has worked with hundreds of students, ranging in age from 15-80. She works with college students offering them spaces to connect with their humanity and vulnerability around sex, helping bridge the gap between pleasure education and assault prevention on campus.


Educator, social entrepreneur
SHABANA BASIJ-RASIKH is the cofounder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), the country's first and only girls' boarding school. In the autumn of 2012, Shabana Basij-Rasikh stood on the TEDWomen stage in Washington, DC & challenged the world to dare to educate Afghan girls -- to join her in her life's work of creating the best educated generation Afghanistan had ever seen, one that would help her nation rise above the desolation of years spent under Taliban rule. Basij-Rasikh stood at the airport in Kabul as the Taliban roamed the streets of her hometown once more & helped to coordinate the evacuation of nearly 250 members of her school community, including nearly 100 SOLA students, away from Afghanistan & into Rwanda. Two events, nine years apart. Now Basij-Rasikh will tell the story of the days that came between & her hopes for the days to come. Basij-Rasikh was featured on the Forbes "30 Under 30 Asia" list. · @sbasijrasikh

Organizing team


Vail, CO, United States
  • Kevin Beverly
    Post production