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TEDxFargo 2016 calls for action amidst time of unrest

The seventh TEDxFargo event was held yesterday at the Fargo Civic Center with over 1,800 attendees and 25 speakers from all across the country. The event, which centered around a theme of acceleration, wove in urgent call to action as speakers spoke about topics in the realm of TED: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Each of…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Brian Lee

In 2012, world-renowned architect Brian Lee made the journey to TEDxFargo to share his philosophy on design: that our cities should be cohesive and connected, vibrant and full of opportunity, stimulating and inspiring. Buildings, in their design, should enrich the experiences that occur within them. “We shape our cities, and therefore they shape us,” he said, a play…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Aaron Feickert

At TEDxFargo 2012: The City 2.0, as part of a special two-minute Action Pitch Session, Aaron Feickert pitched the idea of bringing Fargo together through a bike share program– but he was not always keen on the idea. “I was a skeptic at first,” Feickert said. The idea of a bike share was originally presented by Fargo City Commissioner Mike…

TEDxFargo: Behind the design

TEDx was created in the spirit of spreading TED’s mission: to provide a platform for “ideas worth spreading,” particularly on the topics of technology, engineering, and design. But just as important as the ideas shared on TEDx stages around the world are the design and technology that bring them to life. According to Jay Herratti, Executive…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Ted Dintersmith

When Ted Dintersmith worked in venture capital, he had a chance to work with some of the most innovative people in the country. He also had the perfect vantage point to notice two worrisome things. The first: how fast innovation was eliminating structured jobs from the economy. “You see it each year as the new data comes out: the…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Dr. Rajiv Shah

Imagine rolling over in the morning to see five, six, ten plastic bottles on your bedside table, filled with prescription pills of every shape and color. Each serves a different purpose, and each has different requirements — some must be taken with food, some without; some in the morning, some at night; some make you…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Kayla Delzer

Most kids start counting down to the last day of school on, well, the first day of school. But on his last day of second grade, Christian could not stop crying; he did not want to let go of one last hug with his teacher, Mrs. Delzer. Kayla Delzer sees classrooms differently. She is a…

TEDxFargo 2015 rocks the house and raises the bar

Three years ago, the coordinators of TEDxFargo stood on assembled pallet wood in Ecce Art Gallery with around 100 people in the audience. Last Thursday, July 23, this year’s organizers stood in a spotlight on stage at the Fargo Civic Center with an audience of over 1,800. “There are more event volunteers this year than…

TEDxFargo: Why does it matter?

The work that goes into TEDxFargo each year is astounding. This year, there are about 30 people on the TEDxFargo planning committee. Thirty dedicated, tireless, wonderfully crazy people. They started meeting seven months ago, starting with bi-weekly meetings and then weekly meetings for the two months leading up to the event. Not including individual meetings…

Ultimate guide to TEDxFargo week

This is a huge week for Fargo. With TEDxFargo on Thursday, July 23, people are flying in from all over the country and will be hanging in the city with us all week. Whether you’re a TEDxFargo ticket holder are not, these are events you won’t want to miss. Right here is your ultimate guide…