The speakers are chosen and the advance tickets are on sale for the 2nd TEDx Talk in Hamilton. TEDx Hieronymus Park will be January 17, 2020, all day, starting at 8 a.m. at the Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center. The TEDx talks are independently organized TED events. Twelve speakers will have their time on the stage, along with four recorded Ted Talks. Topics include such things as volunteerism, life in a small town, jury duty, improvisation in art and life, and why vaccines work. This is the second such offering in Hamilton, with more details at their website. You can also view videos of the first Hamilton TEDx event. The name refers to the Hamilton city park that is next to the Bitterroot River Inn.

Speakers this year are: Kirsten Tynan, Tara Walker-Lyons, Seth Gaelwyrick, Vinny Zepeda, Andrea Marzi, KJ Kahnle, Bryan Defresne, Ryan Wetzel, Frank Felice, Mark Albert, Megan Oldenstadt, and Sam Kern. The speakers were chosen by the local committee from dozens of applications earlier this year.