Hamilton’s TEDx Informed and Entertained
Hamilton's second TEDx event, TEDx Hieronymus Park "Ideas in Flux" satisfied the three words that make up the TED acronym - Technology, Entertainment and Design. The twelve speakers provided an eclectic day of presentations, each taking less than 18 minutes under the TED organizational guidelines. The audience at Hamilton's Bitterroot River Inn were joined by a live streaming audience at Bitterroot College, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, and Corvallis, Darby, and Florence schools. Organizer Naomi Gary said the selection of the speakers was intense last year and the TED-approved setup of the day required exacting work from local professionals and volunteers. She was happy with the results and smiled when asked about a third event next year. Below are photos and brief descriptions of some of the presenters January 17th. The talks were recorded and uploaded to the TED website and will be shared later.
Other speakers included Mark Albert, Tara Walker Lyons, Sam Kern, Megan Oldenstadt, Ryan Wetzel, Kirsten Tynan and Frank Felice. Mara Luther was Emcee for the day. The TEDx committee included Naomi Gary, Robin Pruitt, Stacy Ricklefs, Kristie Ruttenbur, April Sommers, Val Widmer, Austin Athman and Bea Paxson, with expert help from Robert Parr and a host of volunteers.