TEDxReno Makes Its (Virtual) Return

Coming up on June 27, TEDxReno will make its triumphant return for the first time since 2015.

Viewers can join in on this inspiring event by registering in advance for free through EventBrite. Several pre-recorded talks meant to engage and inspire viewers will be released at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday. Participants can join in live during the virtual lunch break and additional virtual breakout sessions with speakers and other experts to keep the conversation going. The event will wrap up by 2:00 p.m.

Topics and issues that will be covered in the talks will range from the ever-changing and resilient environment in which Nevada, and we, as a society, find ourselves, from impacts of COVID-19 to civil unrest.

TEDxReno first started in 2013 and ran for two years. TEDxUniversityofNevada licensee, Bret Simmons, wanted to bring more TEDx events to the Reno community and decided to reapply for the TEDxReno license for 2020’s virtual event, with a live event to follow in 2021.

“We are excited to bring TEDxReno back to our communities and believe the online event will be an enticing kick-off to the new and revived TEDxReno event,” said Simmons. “The event will re-engage people who love the TED concept and the topics that TED embraces, and we hope that all will be able to join us for this free online event. You will walk away empowered, refreshed and inspired.”

Speakers confirmed to date are: Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Kaya Stanley, entrepreneur/ co-owner of Old Granite Street and community philanthropist, Danny DeLaRosa, chief development officer of Greater Nevada Credit Union, Emily Jaenson, general manager of the Reno Aces, Christine Zack of Capability Health, and Trudy Larson, MD, infectious disease specialist and Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences.

About TEDx:

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. 

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including an annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world.

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