TEDxKC 2015 Reimagine

TEDxKC 2015 Lineup



Ondi Timoner, two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, explores what happens when genius and insanity hold hands to create the impossible. .


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Calling all artists and performers!

TEDxKC is seeking compelling experiential, interactive, visual and/or performance art pieces that are engaging, unexpected and provocative to be featured at TEDxKC on Aug. 29, 2015, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The artistic experiences will be featured in the Kauffman Center lobby (before the event and during two intermissions) or at Act III, the TEDxKC after-party held on the front lawn immediately following the event.


Each winner will receive a $1,000 stipend to help offset the cost of materials and other out-of-pocket expenses, but is responsible for all other costs associated with their artistic experience. The selected experiences will also receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the TEDxKC live simulcast experience in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Submit your artistic Ideas Worth Spreading* (the TED mantra) by Friday, July 31 and up to three (3) artistic experiences will be chosen by Tuesday, August 4.  Want more details about the TEDxKC experience?  Check out our Facebook page for event photos, past artists, and updates.


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About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.)


TEDxKC would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  Sponsoring TEDxKC makes our community a more vibrant and compassionate place to live, work and raise our families.  Partnering with TEDxKC enables sponsors the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of thinkers, dreamer and visionaries.




Mike Lundgren Founder, Curator

Frank Jurden Co-Organizer

John Mulvihill Co-Organizer

Nicole Debrick Project Manager

Hannah Kerr Act III Manager

Leah Sand Volunteer Manager

Jamie Beard Social Media Coordinator

Lisa Yansura Creative Coordinator