2018 Talk Titles Announced

TEDxBozeman is pleased to announce the speaker line up and talk titles for the 2018 event. The event will be held April 28th at The Commons and bring together 12 speakers, 3 performers, and 550 community members for one big day of ideas worth spreading.

This will be TEDxBozeman’s 7th year, and the theme for the event is Redefine.

Detailed speaker, event, and ticket information can be found at TEDxBozeman.com.


Speakers and Talk Titles

Micah Fink -  Redefining the relationship between challenge and purpose

Vasu Sojitra -  What is your normal?

Dr. Luke McKay - Life, electrons, and aliens

Molly Caro May -  Female rage and resilience in the modern era

Dr. Jordy Hendrikx -  Understanding avalanche risk: A new paradigm

Bridget Wilkinson - The power of showing up

Whitney Tilt -  Paying for the play: Putting our money where our footprints are

Meredith Scully -  Unlocking potential: Learning through connection

Dan Doty -  What the world needs from men

Dr. Angela Des Jardins - What an eclipse taught me about being human

Lorca Smetana - A hunger for joy

Chris Hedrick -  Potential and opportunity: Learning in the age of a.i.


Performers and Performance Titles

Summit Highsteppers - The big apple

Improv on the Verge - Improv: A play by play

Raison D'être Dance Project - Trinity


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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.)