|January 25, 2013|
TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organizedTEDx event, announced the 17 speakers from Northern Nevada to conduct presentations during its inaugural event on Friday, January 25, 2013, which will feature several youths, CEOs, a rural educator, a doctor and more.
The sessions will take place inside the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Each speaker is featured in one of the four topics: Health and Hope, The Promise and Challenge of Education, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Bold Ideas Worth Spreading.
The sessions are designed to showcase a variety of subtopics and style of speakers. The speakers were chosen from more than 70 proposals submitted before mid-October. Sessions last a total of 80 minutes, with two breaks and a lunch discussion.
“The proposal response was overwhelming” said organizer Dr. Bret Simmons of theUniversity of Nevada College of Business. “After reviewing them with the TEDxUniversityofNevada Team, we feel we have a very impressive line-up of speakers for the community and supporters of the TEDx series.”
The speakers for the Health and Hope session are Shawna Korgan, CEO of Korg 3.0 Movement; Matt Benardis, Operations Manager for First Warning Systems; Scavacini, an 8th grader who raised funds to travel to Kenya to deliver water filtration systems; Mike Morkin, MD, an emergency room physician from Renown Hospital that was on duty the day of the Reno Air Races crash; and Leilani Schweitzer, a patient liaison for the hospitals at Stanford Hospital.
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