Brilliant minds. Radical ideas. One stage.
Friday, November 4, 2016 1:00PM - 7:00PM (ending estimated)
Full Conference Details: www.tedxnaperville.com/current-conference
Livesteram available at 1pm: livestream.com/TEDx/exposure2016
Speakers come from all walks of life, disciplines, and industries within or beyond Chicagoland, but what they all have in common is an idea worth spreading and the passion to share it.
SCOTT TILLEMA - FBI-trained Hostage Negotiator
JOSH STUMPENHORST - Educator & 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year
GARRY MCCARTHY - Former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department
PETER HIMMELMAN - Grammy- and Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter.
ROGER ANDERSON - Legacy Telecommunications Crusader
SETH DARLING, Ph.D. - Scientist & Molecular Engineer
DR. RICHARD DOSS - Army Suicide Prevention Expert
DANIEL GEITER, Ed.D. - Educator & President of Ward College
LENA HATCHETT, Ph.D. - Bioethics Researcher & Public Health Advocate
ADAM RUSSO - Counselor
TIM RYAN - Hope Dealer & Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation Expert
DR. LAURA BOKAR - Therapist, Counselor & TEDxNaperville 2016 Official "Exposer"
MIKE BYSTER - Mental Mathematician & Educator
Special presentation and appearance from the students who brought to life the Naperville Flag Project.
All Adventure spots are now full.
TEDxNaperville Adventures are no-cost, mentally stimulating "field trips" with your fellow attendees to fascinating points of interest throughout the Chicago suburban area the morning of the conference.
Adventure signups take place at ticket purchase and are included in your ticket purchase. One adventure per ticket holder. Some adventures will sell out quicker than others, so make sure to purchase your tickets early to reserve a seat on your desired adventure. Detailed information on the exact times and meeting locations for your adventure will be emailed to you roughly a week before the adventure. No adventure walk-ins allowed. Those not signed up for an adventure will not be granted access.
Argonne National Laboratory (30 spaces total)
Explore this bastion of scientific progress and learn about where elite teams of scientists, researchers, and engineers are tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems. You’ll explore the MAX fluid dynamics laboratory, the nuclear reactor safety testing area where meltdowns are produced, the on-site exhibit of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction and reactors (which Argonne helped design), and the Advanced Photon Source.
City of Naperville Electric Utility (22 spaces total)
See where your power comes from and engage with the look at the electric industry’s technological forefront as you tour a substation and also see the control room that monitors the electric grid around the clock, 365 days a year. Naperville has owned its Electric Utility since 1899 and now serves 59,000 monthly customers with reliable electrical power at competitive rates.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (40 spaces total)
You'll gain access to Wilson Hall’s 15th floor, Atrium, Remote Operation Center for CERN, Remote Operation Center for Muon and Neutrino experiments and the Pre-Accelerator, Linac and Main Control Room areas. The site visit for this year will be MC-1. Here, visitors will see the 50-foot- wide electromagnet that traveled 3,200 miles over land and sea from Long Island, New York. This gigantic electromagnet is the centerpiece of Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment, which will investigate the properties of a subatomic particle called the muon.
Homeland Security Training Institute at CoD (16 spaces total)
Today’s police officers face challenges that barely existed a decade and a half ago – digital technologies, cyber crimes, school shootings, terrorism threats and a cultural shift in the way police are viewed. Explore the Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage and step into the shoes of law enforcement officers by experiencing our state-of-the-art training simulator.
The Morton Arboretum (40 spaces total)
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Morton Arboretum—an internationally acclaimed outdoor living tree museum right here in Lisle. You’ll be guided by Jessica Turner-Skoff, Ph.D., the Arboretum’s “Treeologist”, who will bring her scientific perspective and conservation know-how to share some of Arboretum’s work caring for and protecting trees. You’ll meet some of the amazing scientists and horticulture staff and may even get to taste the Arboretum’s beer brewed by Lake Effect Brewery.
Naperville (Nichols) Public Library & Tech Buffet (40 spaces total)
Explore Naperville Public Library’s recently-renovated Nichols Library featuring the new Tech Buffet. This digital media area has a variety of hardware and software available to go three-dimensional with a 3-D scanner, printer and pens. Increase exposure for your business using equipment and software for website design, creating podcasts and commercials, business cards, promotional buttons and other marketing pieces.
Solemn Oath Brewery (50 spaces total)
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the rising stars in the craft brewing world, right here in Naperville. CEO and 2013 speaker John Barley will guide you through a tour of their facility and current expansion process, as well as the brewery’s origins, and beer-making process.
Sourcebooks (30 spaces total)
Learn about how a book publisher works and hear about the innovations this organization has made throughout the book revolution. From being an early leader in the eBooks space and developing New York Times bestselling poetry books (nearly unheard of) to staring and growing the Put Me In The Story personalized books platform, learn about the unique work this publisher is doing, right here in Naperville.
Sorry, no ticket refunds or exchanges provided.
We will not be offering wait-lists for adventures that are full.
We are happy to accomodate anyone with needs for sign language interpreters, but require at least 30 days notice in order to do so. To request disability accomodations, contact email@example.com.
TEDxNaperville is a solely volunteer organization. No one (not even the speakers) gets paid for their work. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly into enhancing the attendee experience.
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