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Check Out the TEDx Speakers Lineup for TEDxUniversityofNevada 2020


Prepare for a full day of inspiration when 18 speakers and 3 performers take the stage on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for TEDxUniversityofNevada 2020! Your ticket to the event includes all speakers and performers, refreshments at one break, box lunch, and an after party. The program order is below:

Theme: Colors

Session 1: Red

  • Patrick Lencioni
  • Kyle Cease
  • Robin Brockelsby
  • Jen Robinson
  • Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Afsaneh & NAHTE

20-minute break

Session 2: Blue

  • Ondra L. Berry
  • Marilyn York
  • Caitlyn Collins
  • Kjerstin Gruys
  • Keith Payne
  • Auburn Harrison
  • Mackenzie Nicole

70-minute lunch

Session 3: Purple

  • Karin Hilgersom
  • Emily Hand
  • Leah Ochs
  • Sarah Porter
  • Jonah Yoelin
  • Kathryn Lukas
  • Pat Heist
  • Bengt Washburn

After party with free food and a no-host bar

“Ideas Worth Spreading” From Reno Speakers

This year we have 12 local speakers and a local performer: Robin Brockelsby, Jen Robinson, Ondra L. Berry, Kjerstin Gruys, Marilyn York, Auburn Harrison, Karin Hilgerson, Leah Ochs, Emily Hand, Kathryn Lukas, Jonah Yoelin, Sarah Porter, and Afsaneh & NAHTE. Topics from our Reno speakers include artificial intelligence, fermented foods, the economic value of your appearance, leadership, mental health, and men’s rights.

We Bring Great Ideas and Speakers to Reno

Our 6 non-local speakers include five published book authors. Topics from these speakers include teamwork, coaching, motherhood, money, and psychology.

What To Expect When You Attend This Year’s TEDx Event

Parking will be a challenge this year due to multiple events at The Reno Sparks Convention Center, so plan to arrive early. We will open doors to the event at 8 am. It’s general admission seating so if you want a front row seat make sure to arrive early. Opening remarks by University President Marc Johnson and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve start promptly at 8:45 am. The first session starts at 9 am with a talk by Patrick Lencioni and closes with a performance by Reno locals Afsaneh & NAHTE.

We have a 20-minute break following the first session with refreshments provided and you will be able to purchase books by some of our speakers in our bookstore area. Take your picture in front of our 9ft tall red X or neon sign. Visit the displays in our lobby provided by Greater Nevada Credit Union, Renown Health, UNR College of Business, JamPro Music Factory, Whole Foods Market, ASUN, zulily, and RSCVA. Purchase a commemorative shirt of the event from Custom Ink.

The second session opens with a dynamic talk from Ondra L. Berry and closes with a performance by Mackenzie Nicole.

We then take a 70-minute break for lunch. Grab a free box lunch, visit our lobby displays, purchase one of the books from our authors, meet new people and discuss the ideas from the morning sessions.

The third and final session opens with a talk from TMCC President Karin Hilgersom. After talks by six more speakers, comedian Bengt Washburn will close the show and have the last laugh.

Immediately following the final speaker, we will convene for an after party in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Whole Foods Market Reno will cater food and drinks will be available for purchase.

We have some tickets left, so get your tickets now so you don’t miss this program! Click here to purchase tickets.