TEDx Traverse City
NMC is proud to host TEDx Traverse City, an independently organized TED event, at the Dennos Museum Center. 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 Theater in downtown Traverse City, allowing hundreds more to take part.
The fourth annual TEDx Traverse City will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Information on speakers, performers and ticket sales will be posted at TEDxTraverseCity.com when available.
New this year! In the spirit of local “Ideas Worth Spreading,” TEDxTraverseCity is launching a series of informal mini-talks, called Salons, focused on local issues and featuring local speakers leading up to the big yearly event in May. This three part series will be hosted at the InsideOut Gallery in January, February and March. The February Salon event, features former international diplomats Jack Segal and Karen Puschel as they describe their first-hand experience living and working in Russian politics. The Salon will also focus on the United States’ relationship with Russia and the politics of the winter games in Sochi. For more information about the speakers, click here! More information on March's Salons coming soon!
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.