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TEDx set for Iowa City

Speakers to address 'the power of community'

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Eight speakers are slated to discuss the theme of “The Power of the Community” for the Aug. 30 TEDx at hotelVetro in downtown Iowa City.

TEDx is a locally organized spinoff of the not-for-profit TED program.

Scheduled speakers in Iowa City — some on stage and other via video — for the event will include:

l David Gould, administrator at the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

l Ryan Siskow, president of Consult 3C and author

l Lisa Song-Sutton, real estate investor and entrepreneur

l Bisi Williams, chief insights officer for Massive Change Network, a design consultancy

l Marc Zornes, former manager at McKinsey and Company and founder of Winnow, a food waste-management company

l Sarah Gardial, dean of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa

l Kent Stock, teacher, middle school principal and coach of the 1991 Norway, Iowa, baseball team that became the basis of the movie “The Final Season”

l Paulo Simas, creative and business strategy professional and entrepreneur.

Tickets for the event are priced at $93.23. Two off-site livestreaming venues will be free. Go to tedxiowacity.net for more information.

Iowa City saw its first TEDx in 2001.

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