For the sixth year in a row, TEDxUniversityofNevada will present an impressive lineup of inspiring and thought-provoking speakers. The one-day event will take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available now at tedxuniversityofnevada.org.
With the theme “Sides,” TEDxUniversityofNevada’s aim is to present new ideas from many sides, enhance knowledge and even change lives. Those attending the TEDx event will be surrounded by curious people excited to be inspired and learn something new in an environment filled with optimism and energy. The event also presents opportunities to network and connect with both event attendees and speakers and performers.
The 21 speakers in the 2018 lineup include three performers, eight local speakers, and 10 speakers from around the U.S. and Canada. Some speakers will leave attendees questioning their life and the world they live in. Some will ask audience members to take a stand or join a movement. And, all have the potential to make a real difference in the world.
Speakers and performers include (for full list visit tedxuniversityofnevada.org):
Sharyl Attkisson, Journalist
A five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, Attkisson is author of the new book “The Smear” to be released in Spring 2017.
John Brenkus, Creator, Executive Producer and Host of Sport Science
Brenkus has appeared in and produced more than 1,500 segments featured on ESPN’s entire sports platform including SportsCenter, Monday Night Football and the NBA Finals.
Robin Brockelsby, Entrepreneur
A serial entrepreneur and Reno local, Brockelsby’s newest project stems from her personal journey to seek her true self. She is also incoming president of the board for the Crisis Call Center of Nevada.
Cara Brookins, Author
Brookins is most widely known as the woman who escaped a domestically violent relationship, and then built her own home along with her four children by watching YouTube videos.
Steven Ing, Trainer and Therapist
Through writing and speaking engagements, Ing, another Reno local, is reframing an important conversation in society — one about the intelligent management of human sexuality.
Troi Irons, Vocalist and Guitarist
Irons will be bringing her daring and dynamic style to the stage to deliver moody guitar riffs and boundary-defying lyrics.
Jim James, Lead Singer of My Morning Jacket
James has toured with the likes of Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Bob Dylan. He will be both performing and speaking at TEDxUniversityofNevada.
Daniel Price, CEO of Breadware
Price leads the Reno-based electronics design and sourcing company that partners with organizations to help them launch new IoT (Internet of Things) products.
Allen Stone, Soul Artist
Stone will take a break from writing his fourth full-length album to perform his soulful music, which aims to transport listeners to a more exalted plane.
Seating is limited, and tickets are available for purchase at tedxuniversityofnevada.org. General admission is $100, and for the first time, a group sale discount is available for groups of eight or more, reducing the ticket price to $90. The group sale discount gives organizations an opportunity for their employees to develop team-building and professional learning.
Organizations interested in sponsorship of the event should contact Alice Heiman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors receive marketing benefits and recognition.