Welcome to TEDxNormal 2016! We had an amazing event last year, and are very excited you decided to join us again this year. We will have three sessions during the day and a VIP reception to follow.


Can’t make it to Normal? That’s OK – watch live in 360 here.


Session I (Discovering the New You) includes the following talks:

The Business of Being Crazy by Jen Friel, Chief Revenue Officer, DropIn, Inc.
Honoring the Blip by Debra Giunta, Founder/Director, Design Dance
Why Your Teen Needs Anonymity by Michael Callahan, CEO/Co-Founder, After School
Mind the Inspiration Gap by Kate Browne, Founder, Ramp and Stair Exercise Club
The Secret to Discovering What We Want by Meghan Conley, Consumer Research Specialist, Undertone
You’re More Than a Statistic by Heather Bischoff, Founder, Dragonfly Direction LLC


Session II (Uncovering the New Workplace) includes the following talks:

I’m Fine by Ann Marie, General Managing Partner, Vue Ventures, LLC

The Pre-Mom Stage: The Path to Motherhood in the Workplace by Amanda Slavin, CEO/Founder, CatalystCreativ
Walking In Your Purpose by Felicia Shaw, CEO, Simply In Your Purpose
Conjunction of Creative Passions in the Workplace by Mike Shannon, Co-Founder, Packback
A World With Engaged Workers by Dana Vogelmeier, Founder, Vogelmeier Consulting
Change, Or We Are Leaving by Tom Walter, Chief Culture Officer, Tasty Catering


Session III (Exploring the New World) includes the following talks:

The False Economy of Self by Robbie Osenga, Chief Potential Officer, Cybernaturic Design, Inc.
How To Be a Man, A Woman’s Guide by Elizabeth Plank, Senior Correspondent,
Making the Ordinary Extraordinary by Sarah Moshman, Director/Producer, The Empowerment Project
Art As a Second Language by Alex Solis, Founder/Artist, Oddworx
The Power of Children’s Ideas by Naomi & Elizabeth Timperley, Director, Tech North Advocates, & Student


VIP Reception:

Please join us for a VIP reception at the Castle Lofts (6th Floor) from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Take the opportunity to mingle with the speakers, relax and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Epiphany Farms. Tickets are required for this reception, and the number of tickets is extremely limited.