About TEDxFlourCity

TEDxFlourCity is a day-long event highlighting the passion, ingenuity, talent and perspectives of a remarkable group of Rochester-area residents. This year's program will combine extraordinary research and innovation in the community with unique stories and unusual perspectives. Our goal is to provide a forum for people to share what inspires them, but also to inspire others and to form connections that will enable great ideas to come to fruition.

It’s so much more than a conference.  It’s a platform for bringing like-minded people together for conversation, collaboration, and community-building.  It’s an event designed to catalyze positive local initiatives, so bring your ideas and your business cards!  And it’s not just one day each year.   

Active Organizers

Chris
Christopher Brown
Curator | Executive Director
Johanna
Johanna Kelly
Co-Curator | Salon Coordinator
Nick
Nick Brown
Director Experience Design
Manisha
Manisha Mande
Director Speakers
Brittany
Brittany Masetta
Experience Design
Jacob
Jacob Kallenbach
Partnerships
Jenna
Jenna Kempie
Digital Marketing
Gary
Gary Bogue
Speakers and Website
Keidai
Keidai Lee
Speakers
Deborah
Deborah Gears
Speakers
Darren
Darren Miller
Website Designer
Amy
Amy Button
Experience Design
Christine
Christine O'Rourke
Speakers
Christine
Christine Steerman
Speakers
Jeff
Jeff Schwartz
Speakers
Karen
Karen Cole
Marketing
PJ
PJ Estevez
Organizer
John
John Lam
Organizer

 

Alumni Organizers

William
William Monteith
Founder | Curator
Colleen
Colleen Rennie
Co-Curator
Megan
Megan Johncox
Co-Curator
Laurene
Laurene K Jennings
Speakers and Communications
Tom
Tom Myers
Experience Design
Nick
Nick Piccolo
Finances
Irene
Irene Kannyo
Storyteller
Kelsey
Kelsey Delmotte
Partnerships
Michelle
Michelle Prohov
Participant Coordinator
Ben
Ben Cross
Speaker Development
Nick
Nick Lemesis
Organizer
Stephanie
Stephanie Sacco
Salons
Dave
Dave Kyle
Host
John
John Allen
Logistics
Oscar
Oscar Pedroso
Speakers
Austin
Austin Wheeler
Website Designer

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

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