Gustavus to Host TEDx Event on April 18

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by

TedxGustavusThe Center for Servant Leadership at Gustavus Adolphus College will host the College’s 2nd annual TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in Wallenberg Auditorium. The conference is titled “Leading the Way Forward: Being, Seeing, Doing” and will feature nine live speakers and two TED Talks via video.

Tickets for the independently organized event, licensed by TED, are $5 for Gustavus Students and $15 for the general public, and are limited to only 100 tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com. The presentations will be recorded and archived online following the event.

Speakers will give presentations between eight and 18 minutes, followed by a brief opportunity for audience members to discuss and share new learning and insights with each other. Scheduled presenters and topics for the TEDx event at Gustavus include:

Jenny Evans

Jenny Evans

Jenny Evans
Talk Title: “Looking Back to Move Forward: Use your primitive hard-wiring to conquer today’s stress and build your resiliency”

Evans is a speaker, author, and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition, and health. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life – 60 Seconds at a Time. Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders, and employees worldwide, her dynamic presentations inspire and educate audiences to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health.

Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson ’90
Talk Title: “21st Century Leadership: The 3 Intersections Dimensions of Focus”

Jackson has dedicated his career to the development of individuals, teams, organizations, and communities that seek to maximize influence, leadership, and change at every level. After graduating from Gustavus, Jackson earned master’s degrees in psychology, business administration, organizational development, and public administration from Harvard University and went on to earn his doctorate in human and organizational systems. His research derived a new model for leadership: Attentional Leadership Theory (ALT). Bruce is the founder of The Institute of Applied Human Excellence and author of Finding Your Flow.

Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee
Talk Title:  “Bringing Your Full Voice to Life – A Playful Introduction to the Five Elements Framework”

McAfee is a voice coach, singer/songwriter, keynoter, and author who merges lessons from 12 years in organization development with the transformative power of sound. Her book, Full Voice: The Art & Practice of Vocal Presence was a number one Amazon bestseller in business communication. The book is based on her more than 20 years as a voice coach, supporting all kinds of people in learning how to access the full power of their voices. McAfee appears frequently with authors Margaret Wheatley and Peter Block. She is founder of the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer hospice choir.

Nicole LaVoi

Nicole LaVoi

Nicole LaVoi ’91
Talk Title: “Now You See Her, Now You Don’t: The (In)visibility of Girls and Women in Sport”

LaVoi ’91, is a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, and Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. LaVoi focuses her research on barriers experienced by women coaches, and media representations of females in sport. She serves on the national advisory boards for espnW, the Alliance of Women Coaches, Gustavus Athletics, and Tennis & Life Camps. As a passionate advocate of gender equity, she has focused on reversing the decline of women in positions of leadership in sport so that young women have strong, active, visible female role models.

Brian Konkol

Brian Konkol

Brian Konkol
Talk Title: “Why F-Words Work: Toward a Conversion of Connections”

Konkol was appointed Chaplain of the College at Gustavus in August of 2013. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Konkol previously served international assignments in Guyana and South Africa, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics. With a focus on globalization, pluralism and public policy, Konkol is an avid writer and community advocate, and has represented the college and church as a speaker and teacher throughout the United States and beyond. He serves on the Board of Advisors at Viterbo University (La Crosse, Wisc.), the Executive Board for the Joint Religious Legislative Council of Minnesota, and advises numerous other local and global organizations.

Meghan Krause

Meghan Krause
Talk Title: “The Problem with Sarcasm? #Yeah, right”

Krause is a wellbeing professional who helps people and organizations enhance their health, joy, and success. As Director of Wellbeing at Gustavus, she helps the community thrive through courses, workshops, and programs that create positive change. She has spent the last 15 years advancing lifestyles of health and sustainability in consumer packaged goods, food service, education, environmental nonprofits, and professional sports. Krause is founder of The Merry Fishmonger, a seasonal distributor of wild Alaskan fish. She lives in Minneapolis, where activities such as rowing, volleyball, and singing remind her of the importance of self-care, movement, and creativity.

Pete Machalek
Talk Title: “How Leaders Use Story”

Pete Machalek

Pete Machalek

Machalek is a speaker, coach, trainer and facilitator with a passion for helping people live self-designed lives in synergy with others, both personally and professionally. With two degrees in communication and a background in film, Machalek brings his unique perspective to the professional world by helping people present themselves powerfully, lead productive conversations, forge valuable relationships, and design compelling futures—all through the power of story. In 2001, Machalek co-founded SagePresence, a boutique learning and development company dedicated to helping organizations thrive by building their team’s communication and presentation skills.

Lisa Dembouski
Talk Title: “Hello. I’m Lisa, and I fake it.”
Talk Subtitle: “It’s okay to be where we are; it is not okay to stay here.”
Talk Sub-subtitle: “Leaders as Allies: Empowering you to create inclusive spaces”

Lisa Dembouski

Lisa Dembouski

Dembouski is an educator, activist, gardener, ally, traveler, introvert, and a really bad dancer. This is her eighth month teaching in the Gustavus Education Department, where she sharpens her own pedagogical skills through her efforts preparing Gustie teachers-to-be. Her research and scholarship interests address topics of dis/ability, lived experiences as relayed through narrative, and excellence in teacher education and preparation. Lisa thanks you in advance for the ways you support and are an ally for those of us who fake it every day.

Leila Brammer
Talk Title: “Finding Your Voice: Leadership, and Transformational Personal and Community Change”

Leila Brammer

Leila Brammer

Brammer is a professor of communication studies at Gustavus. Deliberation, civility, social movements, and rhetoric/argument are among her research interests. She is the author of Excluded from Suffrage History: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Nineteenth Century American Feminist.  She spearheaded the development of Public Discourse, a nationally recognized model for teaching deliberative discourse and citizenship, and is working on a textbook for the course. Brammer has won multiple teaching awards, including two at Gustavus.

For more information on tickets or the conference in general, please email tedx@gustavus.com, call organizer Dave Newell at 507-933-6069, or visit tedxgustavusadolphuscollege.com.

About TEDx

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference was held in October 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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

Information for Media

Members of the media can attend the TEDx event at Gustavus, however video and audio recording of the speakers will not be permitted. To inquire about attending the TEDx event at Gustavus, contact Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Matt Thomas at 507-933-7510 or mthomas@gustavus.edu.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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