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OTA lives as the intersection of Community + Creativity.
Over 2,000 people from South DakOTA, North DakOTA, and MinnesOTA have joined us at this intersection over the past five years, and that number continues to grow. Add to that the relationships we’ve developed with over 70 global leaders in technology, entrepreneurship, community building, charities, branding, marketing, social media and movements, and the impact OTA that makes is clear.
The line-up for OTA14: Fargo includes:
riCardo crespo, C/C/O at Th13teen, Fmr Global Creative Chief at 20th Century Fox & Mattel.
Greg Hartle, Entrepreneur, Founder of $10 And A Laptop, https://greghartle.com/
Wes Eisenhauer, Frontman of Soulcrate, Photographer, http://weseisenhauerphotography.com/
Cathy Brooks, Founder / Chief Human Officer, The Hydrant Club http://www.hydrantclub.com/our-pack/
Ellen McGirt, Business Journalist, Fast Company Alum, Nervous Novelist
Jason Roberts, Founder of Team Better Block, http://teambetterblock.com/about/
Larry Smith, Founder of Smith Magazine & Catalyst of Six Word Memoirs, http://www.smithmag.net/larrysmith/
Lonnie Carter, Playwright of Lost Boys (and Girl) of Sudan, http://www.lonniecarter.com/bio.html
Kevin Kirby, Ashoka Fellow, CEO and Co-Founder of Face It TOGETHER, http://www.wefaceittogether.org/why-face-it-together/our-team/kevin-kirby
Elizabeth King, Founder and Executive Director of Agency for Emerging Voices, http://elizabethonline.com/
Evan and Andrew from The Gregory Brothers, Creators of Auto-Tune The News, http://www.thegregorybrothers.com/
Greg Brandeau, Author of Collective Genius, Fmr CTO of Walt Disney, Fmr SVP of Pixar and Walt Disney, Fmr Director of Operations at NeXT Computers, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-brandeau/0/49/59b
...and house band, Bella Ruse, http://bellaruse.com/
The connections and collisions of people and ideas have impacted our largest and smallest businesses, organizations and communities. Our visiting speakers are making second and third visits to this region because of their connections to our people and communities. Organizations are reporting changes in customer service strategies and staff culture building. And, the people of OTA are starting to expect more of OTA and themselves.
With OTA14: Fargo, our goal is to continue to expand the ripples throughout the OTA region. We can't wait to see you there.
Refund Policy: Refunds will not be given after August 15, 2014. Tickets are transferrable at no cost until August 15. From August 15 - September 1, tickets can be tranferred for $50. After September 1, tickets can not be transferred. Please contact us if you have any questions.
When & Where
OTA connects and celebrates the creatives who build community in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
We do this through storytelling, curating conversations, building relationships and hosting events that bring together like-minded creatives -- each of us unique in our passions yet with enough room to raise one another up, understanding that support will only strengthen our communities. During our events, we don't bring people to the stage to show our attendees what they aren't doing; we bring people to the stage to remind our attendees of what they can be doing, and that they can begin to make that transition toward the best version of themselves today -- with OTA's ongoing support, guidance, connections and advocacy.
Our events are focused on possibility, opportunity and a more unified, celebrated region. If we can continue to make connections in this way, slowly guiding our three bold states to a place of unity, imagine how familiar and strong OTA’s influence can be. We hope to see you soon!