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Theme: What now?

December 5, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Vail, Colorado
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

What Now? Welcome!
2:00 pm - 2:15 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.

What Now…for planet earth?
2:15 pm - 3:00 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 some just-delivered talks of 2 days earlier from TEDWomen 2021 to a locally-sourced solution.
CANDACE PARKER, pro-WNBA superstar,
MERCEDES ROSS, Executive Director

Time to tour Vail Virtually
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
We've curated some of Vail's hottest spots for you to meet and heat up your ideating and active listening.

What Now...for the future?
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
Where is the love for lady leaders? What is the finer future these speakers will nudge us to imagine? We'll begin with sex and move out from there with not-yet-released TEDWomen talks. Standby for more surprise-and-delight speakers for you on the 5th!
SARAH BYRDEN, Sex Therapist

The After Party
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Come for the ideas, stay for the conversation. We'll leave the lights on for as long as you are engaged. Will you find the one person who vibes Xactly with you? Scavenger hunt your way to new friends.

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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.

Organizing team


Vail, CO, United States