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TEDx Traverse City

NMC is proud to host TEDx Traverse City, an independently organized TED event, at the Dennos Museum Center's Milliken Auditorium. As an institution of higher learning, NMC's mission, vision, values and strategic directions align well with the TED organization's mission to promote "ideas worth spreading."

In 2011, a full house attended the first TEDx Traverse City. Rave reviews followed. NMC students Ashley Flees and Travis Miller were among the presenters for the inaugural event. The 2012 event sold out in hours and NMC students Nargilya Gasanova and Anjanette Merriweather were two of the showcased speakers for the day.

The third annual TEDx Traverse City sold out even faster than the second, and took place Wednesday, May 15, 2013. And for the first time in TEDx history, the event was simulcast for free at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City, allowing hundreds more to take part. 

The fourth annual TEDx Traverse City was held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, with the theme Game Changers: Designing Tomorrow. The State Theatre again hosted a free live simulcast of the event, and the event was also simulcast to NMC's Scholars Hall and Traverse City Area Public Schools' Central and West high schools. Both the Milliken and State Theatre venues sold out.

Information on speakers and performers at the TEDx Traverse City events is available at TEDxTraverseCity.com.

TEDx Traverse City is supported by FIM Group and Northwestern Michigan College to bring together the most innovative and inspiring minds. We honor innovators who have passion, curiosity, creativity and adaptability to change the world with revolutionary ideas.

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