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Theme: Defining the New Normal

This event occurred on
February 27, 2023
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

The last time students and faculty of UW-Madison had organized a TEDx event, the theme was focused on managing the struggles of COVID-19. Almost three years and multiple vaccines later, the world is moving past the pandemic into a new era. Many societal dialogues and aspects of life have been forever changed by the impacts of Covid. This event's theme, "Defining the New Normal", will highlight how organizations have built on lessons from the pandemic as they transition to a brighter future.

Tripp Commons at Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706
United States
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Deb Disandro

Author and Public Speaking Coach
Deb is an award-winning Storyteller, Author, TEDx Speaker and Public Speaking Coach. Her 30+ years of experience as a professional speaker, humorist, columnist, and consultant have given her a unique skillset when it comes to business storytelling training.

Jakeim Jackson

DEI Manager at the Milwaukee Bucks
Jakeim is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. He has helped students & professionals build their careers, mentored at-risk youth, created diverse talent pipelines, and translated business goals into reality across various industries.

Liza Wiemer

Educator and Author
Liza is an award-winning educator and author with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her works have been praised globally and are sold in a number of languages. She has conducted numerous interviews for news outlets such as NPR, BBC, and ABC.

Rachel Idso

World Wide Operations at Amazon
Rachel is an experienced sales and operations leader with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. She has been holding a position at Amazon, working as the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and World Wide Operations.

Tina Perkins

Vice President of Implementation at Epic Systems
Tina has worked at Epic for 21 years as a Vice President in Implementation. She has led large enterprise implementations of Epic software at multiple healthcare organizations in the US. She is also a staffing executive with responsibilities across the division.

Organizing team


Madison, WI, United States


Madison, WI, United States
  • Tula Cox