TEDxFortWayne is an independently organized event, licensed by TED. TEDxFortWayne will be held on May 19, 2012 from 9am- 5pm at the Cinema Center (437 Berry Street). Tickets for this non-for-profit event can be purchased at Tedxfortwayne.com.
TEDxFortWayne talks will be presented by : Kirby Ferguson, John Kaufield, Lauren Zuber, Amber Recker, Miles Nitz, Randy Clark, Alex Smith, Riley Johnson and Ginger Giessler, Lori Block Keys, Kely Lynch, Mark Becker, Zachary Benedict, Rob Salkowitz, Alex Jonathan Brown, Heather Schoegler, Aaron Brown, Chris Sanderson, Erik Deckers, Jeffrey Gladd (MD) and Mac Parker.
In addition, talks will include winners from the TEDxFortWayne student contest. Neisha Freshly, Erin Purcell and Rachel Shie attend New Tech Academy in Fort Wayne and will join their teachers, Riley Johnson and Ginger Giessler, on stage to “Re-Think”
Says Johnson, “We are going to look at how to Re-think education in Fort Wayne. As teachers at a new innovative program that takes a fresh approach to education, we feel that students should be empowered both in the classroom and community. By re-thinking how we view education in our community, we feel like the ripple effect will be felt in the quality of our neighborhoods, organizations, and most importantly, in the overall culture of the city. Re-thinking education by giving students a voice and choice, one student at a time.”
TEDxFortWayne 2012 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Visit TEDxFortWayne at http://TEDxFortWayne.com. Follow TEDxFortWayne on Facebook at http://facebook.com/
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