TEDxLincolnWomen 2015 explores the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work today.
Our event is part of TEDWomen, a three-day conference hosted live in Monterey, California. TEDxLincolnWomen 2015 is one of more than 150 TEDx events around the world; we will share the TEDWomen 2015 livestream while also presenting local Nebraska speakers who'll tackle the theme of "Momentum."
This global conversation—from Lincoln to London, Sao Paulo to Seoul—celebrates movers and makers; designers and doers, local problem-solvers and global leaders.
Registration is now closed, as the event is sold out. Attendance was capped at 400.
The event will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus, a research campus that connects the talent and abilities of individuals and companies with the University of Nebraska. The goal of the campus is to promote positive energy and foster interaction and collaboration—similar goals to that of TED and TEDWomen. Find out more at http://nebraska.edu and http://innovate.unl.edu.
This year's TEDWomen program will focus on the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The conference will feature scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, artists and activist. The 2015 TEDWomen speakers for the Thursday sessions can be found here:
Past years' TEDWomenprograms featured women like Sheryl Sandberg, Jane Fonda, Angela Patton and Diana Nyad.
Local speakers include:
Krupa Savalia, MD/PhD:
Krupa is a first generation American born and raised in New Jersey. She received her Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from USC in 2006. After graduation, Krupa returned to the east coast to work in the Kessler Foundation Research Center clinical research laboratories--which piqued her interest in a career that bridges the gap between patient care and scientific innovation. She is currently completing the final two years of medical school training at UNMC.
Kim Morrow, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light Director
Kim is a environmental leader—and a leader in the faith community—who is passionate about helping people respond to the environmental urgencies of our time in ways that are community-based, creative and inspirational. She is the director of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, whose mission is to facilitate the faith community's response to climate change through education, programs and advocacy.
Leirion Gaylor Baird, Lincoln City Councilwoman
Leirion was elected to the Lincoln City Council as a city-wide representative in May 2013 and, for the past two years, has been its only female member. Prior to her election, Leirion was a Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commissioner and helped develop their 2040 Comprehensive Plan. She began her career as a management consultant, helping Fortune 500 companies become more efficient--and has also worked as a city budget and policy analyst and director of an innovative after-school and summer enrichment program in San Francisco.
Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor, Prairie Schooner
Ashley is a writer and editor who lived and studied in the South before moving to Lincoln. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of South Carolina in 2012. In both her writing and editing careers, Ashley is fascinated by the capacity for quick change in the book industry—both technological and social. She currently works at the University of Nebraska, where she serves as the managing editor at Prairie Schooner.
The program runs as follows; you can attend the entire event or just one session.
• Check-in and registration: 9:30-10 am
• Welcome and livestream session: 10 am - 12 pm
• Lunch and networking discussion (Rise Lincoln):
12 pm - 1:00 pm
• Live speakers session: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
• TEDWomen "Best Of" talks and close: 2:30 pm - 3 pm
The event itself is free; lunch tickets are $5 for non-students and free for students.
Rise Lincoln will be leading a networking discussion during lunch, so don't miss out! RISE is curating great programming that connects women in the Lincoln business community--including being part of TEDxLincolnWomen 2015!