TEDxBattenkill Talks Return to Manchester in September
On Saturday, September 13, experience TEDxBattenkill, an independently organized TED event featuring action-inspiring live talks by thought leaders and innovators, a locavore lunch and networking reception where you can meet the speakers, discuss, debate and be inspired by the talks, held at Maple Street School in Manchester, Vt. from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers Michael Ellenbogen of Eons Creative and Kate Pace of Route 7 Social have selected seven talks from a field of entries and nominations. Each is limited to 18 minutes and is delivered by a high-ranking professional sharing their experiences and ideas. The first three TEDxBattenkill 2014 speakers are Dana Walrath, Jon Bonfiglio and Joy Slusarek.
Walrath is the daughter of Alice with Alzheimers. An artist, author and anthropologist, Walrath has woven her experience in these arenas into a new genre of graphic medicine. Her talk, ‘Comics, Medicine and Healing Through Story’ is humorous and compassionate, and explores a new approach to the narrative of aging.
Jon Bonfiglio has been called one of the most groundbreaking producers of his generation. A writer and explorer, he is director of the Clipperton Project, which organizes research and educational programs, expeditions and exhibits all around the world with the ultimate objective of using exploration to energise and empower active citizens. His talk is titled ‘The Museum of What We Don’t Yet Know.’
Joy Slusarek opened her retail store “JOY All Things Under Things” when she realized many people in Manchester had to leave the region to purchase a clothing necessity. Her “ah-ha!” moment led to an unexpected and welcome quest – to help women feel more comfortable about the bra shopping experience. Joy believes what you know and how you feel contributes to what you bring to the world.
TEDxBattenkill, presented by Global-Z International, is a community event organized around the common goal of enriching our culture, creativity and potential along the Battenkill. Organizers are thrilled to have the participation of so many local and regional businesses including gold level sponsorship from Champlain College and Vermont Office of the Creative Economy. Seating for this event is very limited. For event details and to purchase tickets, visit TEDxBattenkill.org; tickets include coffee and pastries upon arrival, seven live talks, a special locavore lunchbreak, and the highly anticipated after party at TED|Manchester, which includes two drinks. For details, call Michael at 802-768-8498 or Kate at 802-379-3617.