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Theme: The Rising

This event occurred on
December 2, 2012
3:30pm - 6:30pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Des Moines, Iowa
United States

Join in the global TEDxWomen movement at this local TEDxDesMoines event. Hear from two local women (respected pollster J. Ann Selzer and up-and-coming Latina leader Esperanza Pintor) and watch as we stream talks from the national TEDxWomen event.

TEDxDesMoines Women is an exciting opportunity to connect with women from across our community and celebrate common experiences and unique perspectives.

Note - men are welcome to join the event as well as women.


3:30pm - Registration
3:45pm - Speaker Session 1
4:35pm - Break and Interaction Spaces
5:00pm - Speaker Session 2
6:30pm - Event concludes


Session 1 (in person)

J. Ann Selzer, President, Selzer & Company

Esperanza Pintor Martinez, Clinic Administrator, La Clinica de Esperanza

Session 2 (live streamed)

Eve Ensler, Tony Award Winning Playwright, Performer, Activist, and Author

iO Tillett Wright, Photographer, Artist, and Activist with "Self Evident Truths"

Fatou B. Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, New Orleans Poet

Kate Clinton, Comedian

Surprise Guest Performer


We are excited to be hosting this event at a successful, woman-owned business in Des Moines. Their generous support in providing the venue is greatly appreciated and will make for a wonderful, engaging experience.

3631 SW 61st Street
Des Moines, IA 50321
Parking is on-site.

3631 SW 61st Street
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321
United States
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Organizing team


Des Moines, IA, United States