TEDX RETURNS TO Marquette on Saturday. Specifically, the Forest Roberts Theater.
And this year, unlike last year, everyone in the community is welcome.
“Last year was frustrating,” Allison Opheim, the event chairperson. “We were limited in seating and it was only for students. A lot of community members told us they wanted to be part of it.”
Last year’s venue at Jamrich Hall seated only 100 students. This year, TEDx will be held at Forest Roberts with a capacity of 500.
That’s 200 seats for NMU students who’ll get in free, and the remaining 300 for the community. Ticket price: $45.
NMU pays for the bulk of the costs, with Travel Marquette and private donors also helping out.
Now, what about the event itself? They’re calling it “Diving Deeper.” Thirteen speakers who’ve spent a good portion of their lives pursuing unique interests and passions.
There’s entrepreneur Bugsy Sailor on the art of skipping stones.
Alex Palzewicz making the case for local food.
Kyle Miron on the tools for fighting cancer.
Musician and songwriter Jerry Mills on living beyond the mind’s control.
Keith Glendon on living with joy, meaning and purpose–what he calls “bigness.”
Don’t expect lectures. Don’t expect to hear explanations of heavy academic research. Expect instead to have your mind and heart opened up by creative, thoughtful people. Expect also to be entertained.
Local folks giving you new perspectives on your life here in the U.P.
Not a bad way to spend a chilly, late winter’s day.