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This event occurred on
October 30, 2022
1:00am - 1:00am MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Vail, Colorado
United States

3 Sessions + 3 Conversations + 12 Leading women in their fields delivering ideas worth spreading + 1 Amplifier - YOU!

Welcome to TEDxVailWomen PRESENTS! 12:00 - 12:05 pm Mountain Time
We are glad you are joining us today! We are happy to answer your questions and connect you to interesting people, bold ideas, and leading calls to action.

Session 1: Above the Fray 12:05-12:50 pm MT
With doom & gloom chaos, it would be easy to be down in the dumps. Not these leading ladies. You'll hear about change, work, rights, the future, and joy! Hear from actor and activist Jane Fonda, astronomer Heidi Hammel, singer-songwriter and activist Angélique Kidjo, and other icons who are shaping our world. This global gathering will elevate the ideas of women connecting across generations, inspire with personal stories, ignite conversations and uplift our spirits with the connections that are always the hallmark of your TEDxVailWomen Xperience. Xpect a mix of live and on-demand programming, interactive workshops, and other surprises.

Find Your People Interactivity 12:50 - 1:15 pm MT Based on the talks you have just Xperienced, find the virtual room filled with your people, curious about your same questions.

Session 2: Laugh-In 1:15 - 1:50 pm MT How will we find the funny? We are not Xactly sure ourselves. We'll be looking for comedians, odd occurrences that tickle our funny bone. We might uncover a quirky community action or an entertainer you simply have to see. Will it be hysterical? We are searching the waves of possibilities. We'll share our best efforts for a light-hearted, high-spirited session.

Now that was funny! Interactivity 1:50 - 2:20 pm MT We hope you had as much fun watching as we did putting it together! Join your peeps for a few more stories.

Session 3: Behind the scenes 2:20-2:45 pm MT What really happens when we may not be noticing in the everyday-get-it-done world of these leaders?
NADIA DRAKE - Science journalist
JANE FONDA - Actor, activist
HEIDI B. HAMMEL - Astronomer
ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO - Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
VANESSA NAKATE - Climate justice activist
FEMI OKE - Broadcaster, journalist
MARY ROBINSON - Human rights advocate & Ireland's former President

ohyay Final Farewell Interactivity 2:45 - as long as you wish? MT

This is your time to match-make, gather contact info, or synthesize connecting projects and resources and finer futures. Hangout as long as you wish...we'll keep the rooms open for you! Happy change-making, TEDxers! We are so honored you are choosing to communicate in this community. Showing up delights us - and we hope you, too!

TEDxVailWomen is made possible with generous support from the Vail Symposium.

Vail, Colorado, 81657
United States
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Myrna Scales

Myrna is a USAF pilot wife and a mom to two little boys. Being a mom has been her greatest joy and challenge all at the same time. As a Virtual Executive Assistant, she's used to juggling many responsibilities. This one was nearly more than she could handle. She loves speaking. When Myrna is not sharing her story, she loves spending time with her family.

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Vail, CO, United States