Youth sports. Islamic women. Opioids. Oh my! These are just a few of the meaty topics that were tackled at TEDxEdina, one of our favorite events—and pro-bono projects—of the year.
On a sunny Saturday earlier this month we had the pleasure of soaking up a series of inspiring presentations from a wildly diverse line-up of local and international speakers. This year’s theme was “Ideas, connection and curiosity,” and the 14 individuals who took the stage certainly sparked all of the above for us.
While most of us have watched TED Talk videos on our phones or computer, there is nothing like connecting with the experience in real-time, in a room filled with other people who are also dedicated to expanding their understanding of the world and driven to use that information and perspective for the greater good.
We invited Cheryl Gunness, Lead Organizer for the event, to comment on our involvement and we’re humbled by her response: “Spyglass has been an instrumental partner and contributor to TEDxEdina since our inaugural event in 2015. Their financial, strategic and creative support provided the initial boost we needed to get it off the ground, and their continued involvement has helped us grow this event into an emotional and intellectual highlight of the year for our community.”
The TEDx program is such a simple way to share powerful stories with the rest of the world, and this year’s event sparked us to think even more deeply about how we can contribute to the movement, both personally and in collaboration with our clients.
Cheryl continued: “Spyglass is helping us build connection, collaboration and community beyond a one-day event. Our goal, with support like theirs, is to keep the TEDxEdina momentum alive throughout the year to spur meaningful action and change in our community.”
While TEDxEdina won’t be back for another year, there’s plenty we can all do to take action in our communities in the meantime. And who knows, maybe next year a Big Orange Yeti will take the stage!
Got an itch for some TEDxEdina talks now? The 2018 talks will be available soon, but until then you can watch the full line-up from 2017.