When: June, 9th 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: The Historic Atlas Theater – 211 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Buy Tickets: tedxcheyenne.com/events/reckless
We believe passionately in the power of ideas that change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.
In this spirit, TEDxCheyenne strives to bring together some of the west’s more inspired thinkers and a community of curious souls.
TEDxCheyenne is an expression of the diverse and multifaceted being that is TED. We are excited to showcase Wyoming’s capitol city and offer “ideas worth spreading” right here in our own backyard.
2017’s theme is “Reckless”, which we define as “fearlessness in discovering the new or unknown.
The 2017 Speakers
Eric Trowbridge: Finding Finland in the Wild West
Learn about a coding and design school in rural America, which was inspired by the phenomenon that is the Finnish educational system, and how they are going against the status quo to build better students and a better school.
Mandie Shattuck: Coming Home
This heartfelt presentation will give you a closer look into the trials and lessons of returning home in order to be a caretaker for a precious commodity; family. Speaker, Mandie Shattuck, will use her best sense of humor, and articulation, to share her realities of facing aging and mortality along side her 90-year-old grandmother.
Ken Chestek: Of Metaphors and Magic Wands: Are Corporations Really People?
One of the most destructive metaphors in public policy in recent years is the notion that “corporations are people.” Some legal scholars justify this construct as a mere legal fiction; in reality it is a metaphor run amuck. UW law professor Ken Chestek will discuss how, by simply choosing a more useful metaphor, more just results would follow.
Jason Begger: How rural, west America is depoliticizing carbon
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead surprised many three years ago when he said that the time for debate over climate change was over. In coal-rich, deeply Republican Wyoming, this was unprecedented and set in motion a project that brought together diverse private and public sector partners. However, these unlikely allies have one shared goal – to reduce carbon emissions.
Annalee Irani: Growth Amidst Fear and the Unknown
How we can dare to be fearless and what we have to gain through unknown, uncertain and sometimes uncomfortable experiences. Through my own fearless and reckless tuk-tuk journey down the western coast of India, I learned to trust myself, and the world around me, to be comfortable in my own skin.
Julie Smith: The Damage of Difficult: How Labels are Negatively Affecting Teens
What happens when teens consistently hear they are difficult? In this compelling talk, learn how our words are stripping adolescents from their sense of self and how we can disrupt this damage and shame with a few simple shifts in our own language and behavior.
“Without the financial support from Pinnacle Bank , and the creative skills of West Edge collective , TEDxCheyenne wouldn’t exist. These partnerships have allowed us to build an innovative, community-driven event in Wyoming’s capitol city.”
– TEDxCheyenne Team
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
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