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2018 TEDxBloomington: GROW
A night of big ideas about growth
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 6:30PM

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Our fourth TEDxBloomington event invites an engaging group of speakers to explore the theme of growth from creative, personal, municipal, social, and sexual perspectives. Once again, we are delighted to welcome Sarah Smith-Robbins back to the TEDxBloomington stage as our emcee for the evening. For more information about our 2018 lineup of speakers, visit

2018 Speakers
Shannon Downey (Bad Ass Cross Stitch)
Brian Richardson (Founder of the Krimson Leadership Academy)
Santi Garces (City of South Bend)
Michele Mattoon (Coltrain Group/National School Reform Faculty)
Lizzie Bartelt (IU Bisexual Research Collaborative of Health)
Brian Janosch (Comedic Genius)

Note: Due to mature language and content, this event is intended for adult audiences. Parental discretion is encouraged for those under 18.

Doors for this general admission event will open at 6pm. The event is expected to last roughly 2.5 hours.

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 programs (subject to certain rules and regulations).

About TED
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 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available for free on 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.

In addition to, TED's other open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include the TED Translators Program, 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 change the world, TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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