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These 8 local speakers will share their big ideas at inaugural TEDx event

These 8 local speakers will share their big ideas at inaugural TEDx event

Organizers of the inaugural TEDxZumbroRiver conference have announced the eight local speakers who will take the stage on May 5.

The lineup includes an array of talented individuals, from a ventriloquist to a poet to an educator. Each will have 10 to 18 minutes for their presentations.

 
 

According to organizers, speakers were chosen from a "large pool of applicants in a long and thoughtful process." An additional four speakers will be brought in from outside Rochester; their names have not yet been released.

Here's a look at the list of local speakers and topics:

Tori Utley  

Entrepreneur and Addiction Recovery Advocate

Joyce Balls-Berry

Inspirational Speaker and Transformer of Inabilities

Randall Munson  

Ventriloquist and World-Renowned Clown

Anthony Desnick  

Architect, Urban Designer, and Bike Advocate 

Chris Schad  

Beekeeper and Master Naturalist

Julie Brock   

Educator and Failure-Embracer

Jim Maher    

Biochemist and Molecular Biologist

Victor Montori  

Healthcare Revolutionary

Bios on each speaker are available here.

Tickets to the event are $47 and can be purchased through the event's official website. The venue holds about 1,000 people.


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