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Along with the six speakers, TEDxUW-GreenBay also includes two presentation coaches that help shape each discussion to fit TEDx standards. This year’s coaches include Danielle Bina and Shauna Froelich, two lecturers of Communication at UW-Green Bay. Bina offers experience with media and public relations training and is “excited to help the speakers share their stories in a compelling and engaging way.” Froelich holds experience in public speaking and hopes to provide constructive feedback that promotes confident speakers.
New to TEDxUW-Green Bay this year is a team of content coaches, who will work with speakers on forming the big ideas behind their presentations. The first of this year’s content coaches will be Chuck Rybak, Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Humanities, as well as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Rybak will be joined by Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Psychology Department faculty member, Ryan Martin, and Assistant Professor of English, Jennie Young.
The creators and co-organizers for the TEDxUW-GreenBay series include Aaron Weinschenk, Kelli Strickland and, new to the TEDxUW-Green Bay team, Ellen Rosewall. Weinschenk is an associate professor and chair of Political Science on the UW-Green Bay Campus. “The TEDx platform provides an amazing opportunity to bring students, faculty, and community members together around a series of exciting ideas—brought to you by some of the most thoughtful people in this region!” Weinschenk said.
Executive Artistic Director for the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland states, “As a cultural center, we are committed to serving as a catalyst for dialogue and idea sharing.” Ellen Rosewall, professor and chair of UW-Green Bay’s Arts Management program, expressed her thoughts on the event, saying "The first TEDx event last November was a highlight of my year. The speakers were inspiring, the audience curious and engaged. I'm so proud to be a part of the organizing team this year!"
This year, co-organizers Weinschenk, Rosewall and Strickland will be joined on the Speaker Selection Committee by President and CEO of Prevea Health, Dr. Ashok Rai, and newly retired CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Gail McNutt.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit uwgb.edu. About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened on January 15, 1993 and is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-plus seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow "Weidner Center for the Performing Arts" on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference inVancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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