2018 Speaker & Performer Lineup

We are so incredibly proud to announce our speakers and performers for our 2018 TEDx Event:

Autumn Slaughter uses slam poetry to communicate the depths of human emotion.

Blake Ewing encourages us to look within our communities to revitalize neighborhoods.

Catherine Aaronson brings to light the disparity of care of elders within modern American society and what we can do to change it.

Danielle Carlotti-Smith uses language and literature as vehicles to explore multiple perspectives.

D C Hegdale wants to return childbirth to its previous status as a common and easily discussed women's topic in the US.

Dean Cantu recontextualizes our perceptions of Death using its depiction throughout history and within present culture as evidence of a collective desire to better understand our fate.

Jake Pfarr is passionate about positively impacting the future generations through the performing arts and believes for some students, the arts are the gateway to remarkable personal growth.

Kari Mirabal serves as a network coach, seeking to help people navigate personal and professional relationships.

Kathy Campbell challenges our preconceptions about obesity, arguing it is a symptom of a much larger societal disease.

Katie Plohocky brings to light the astonishing food waste in the United States from the farms to the grocery stores and proposes a solution.

Lindiwe Sangira shares her life story to do what she is most passionate about: pursuing social justice, for those on the periphery of society.

Nehemiah Frank encourages us to discover and defining our own version of excellence.

Scott Taylor is an author and artist with a passion for emotional health, focusing primarily on helping people gain freedom from their past and access their true emotional wellbeing through the power of story.

Tracy A. Suter shows us how the language we use effects our perception and ability to succeed.

Tori Burris sees an international struggle when it comes to discussing disability, and believes the key lies in reevaluating how society treats and interacts with those with disabilites.

Written Quincey capitalizes on favor and skill to enhance one of the world's most ancient forms of literature: poetry.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more information about our wonderful speakers!