Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TEDxAmmon speakers announced

Here is a list of speakers and topics to be presented at TEDxAmmon, scheduled for Feb. 21 at Eastern Idaho Technical College.

TED and TEDx presentations draw from a wide variety of subject matter and are meant to be thought-provoking, captivating and inspiring. Speakers are encouraged to give “the talk of a lifetime,” and for many speakers who’ve found a worldwide audience, they’ve been precisely that.

Stipulations by TED require that there be no more than 100 people at TEDxAmmon. Anyone interested in attending may apply at www.TEDxAmmon.com, after which they will be informed if they have been selected. For those unable to be at the live event, all presentations will be simultaneously broadcast on the internet at www.TEDxAmmon.com. Every presentation will be recorded, edited and uploaded to the TEDx event database for later viewing.

The talks run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a break for dinner at 7.

Chris Haskell: Blowing Up the Gradebook
Victor Walker: Our Machines and the Stories We Tell Them
Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex (video)
Monica Bitrick: What's Your Story -- Creating You As A Brand
Zane Schenk: The Cutting Edge
Break for dinner
George Brunt: The Value of Cheap Energy
Don Miley: Making Sci-Fi Sci-Fact: Nuclear Energy History and Perceptions
Bastian Schaefer: A 3d-Printed Jumbo Jet? (video)
John Hart: The Life Cycle of Creative Movements
Heidi Reeder: How Commitment Shapes Our Lives
David Gallo: Underwater Astonishments (video)
Tyler Price: The Importance of Failure
Troy Chipps: Conquer Your Key Moments

For updates, information may be found at www.TEDxAmmon.com, on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/TEDxAmmon and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDxAmmon.