TEDxGrandForks organizers announced that they are accepting speaker and performer applications to fill the final two seats for the April 2017 lineup, slated for April 8. Applications are being accepted online through January 9 for Open Mic Night taking place on January 12 at The Ember.

    TEDxGrandForks organizers announced that they are accepting speaker and performer applications to fill the final two seats for the April 2017 lineup, slated for April 8. Applications are being accepted online through January 9 for Open Mic Night taking place on January 12 at The Ember.     

    Applicants will be invited to present a 2-minute preview at the Open Mic Night & Ticket Launch Party on January 12 and February 9, 7 p.m., at The Ember on January 12 and Archives Coffee House February 12. The final presenters will be chosen by audience vote at each Open Mic Night.

    Nominate someone or register to perform here for Open Mic Nights: http://www.tedxgrandforks.com/ openmicnight.html

    By attending our first Open Mic Night at The Ember in Downtown Grand Forks, you will have the opportunity to purchase your ticket early at a discounted rate. [Only 100 tickets available]

    “TEDxGrandForks is actively looking for local change agents that can share their ideas through a talk or performance. In fact, six community members have already reserved their own spot at Open Mic Night,” said Courtney, co-organizer of TEDxGrandForks. “If you know individuals who have great ideas that could create lasting change in our region, please encourage them to apply. Help us tap into the many voices, ideas, and talents that make up our community.”

    Last year’s Open Mic Night winner was Brian James Schill, talk titled ‘The Public Library as InfoShop’ view his talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7I8ATYQ6ec

    More information regarding speaker and performer applications, upcoming events, and tickets can be found at tedxgrandforks.com.

    Open Mic Night & Ticket Launch Party will be held at and is sponsored by The Ember (8 North 3rd Street, Downtown Grand Forks) on January 12 at 7 p.m. and at Archives (3012 University Ave, Grand Forks) February 9 at 7 p.m. Open Mic Night is entirely free and open to the public. More information here: http://www.tedxgrandforks.com/openmicnight.html

About TEDxGrandForks

    TEDxGrandForks on April 8, 2017 will bring together thought leaders from diverse fields giving the talk of a lifetime on subjects they feel passionate about. The event aims to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder designed to provoke conversations that matter and ideas that will take our community, our region, our state, our nation, and our world to the next level. The theme for the event is ‘Breaking Bread’.

    All 28 talks from past TEDxGrandForks events are available at tedxgrandforks.com.

    TEDxGrandForks 2016 was sponsored by UND Student Government, the Bush Foundation, Black Gold Farms, the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sanford Health, AdMonkeys, Alerus Financial, Hope Church, BeeGee Designs, The Ember, Simplot, Thrivent Financial, and Universe.

    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.)
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, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. 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.

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