TEDx Naperville Event

by | Mar 3, 2010 | jahlberg

There is a TEDx Naperville Event This Month being held on March 25th. This looks to be an awesome event with some great speakers so I highly reccomend attending. Details below. 


TEDx welcomes ideas worth sharing to Naperville on March 25, 2010
Self-organized TED event brings world class speakers to North Central College

NAPERVILLE, IL (25 February 2010)  – With the Wentz Concert Hall as its backdrop, TEDxNaperville.com is launching its inaugural conference.  The kickoff event will be held at North Central College in Naperville Illinois on March 25, 2010 from 1PM to 5PM. Cost of this event is only $25 and is payable online at tedxnaperville.eventbrite.com

About TEDx
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxNaperville, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDxNaperville is a local, self-organized event modeled in the spirit of TED. 

“Through TEDx, the TED organization has created a viral movement that allows great ideas to be spread – starting at a local level,” said Arthur Zards, founder and curator of TEDxNaperville.com

The March 25th TEDxNaperville event includes the following speakers:

  • Bryan Campen, new media associate at the Long Now Foundation
  • Charlie Catlett CIO of the U.S Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Robert Wolcott, the Executive Director of Kellogg Innovation Network and a founder/faculty Member, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management and Author: Grow From Within – Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Michael Kiefer, general manager of BrandProtect, outlines his vision for the future of art and music distribution,
  • Geoff Rhyne, chef de Cuisine at SugarToad Restaurant and founder of Slow Food Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Harold Clampitt who will share lessons learned, especially the confluence of disruptive technology, decision making and success
  • Todd Flaming, a passionate proponent of rethinking design
  • Douglas L. Sisterson, Operations Manager US Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale immediately at tedxnaperville.eventbrite.com. Seating is extremely limited. Interested parties can also visit www.tedxnaperville.com for complete speaker bios and the most up-to-date event and ticket information. After the event, from 5 to 6:30PM, there will be a cocktail reception with cash bar. 

At 7PM, after the TEDxNaperville event, Geoff Rhyne, chef de cuisine at SugarToad restaurant has planned a private “chef’s choice” four-course meal with wine-pairing.  If you love good food and great conversation, don’t miss this private dinner. Space is extremely limited. The cost of this event is $112 per person and is payable online: http://tedxnapervilledinner.eventbrite.com





John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.


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