The word “enough” has multiple meanings and connotations, which is one reason by Sarah Spang and the TEDxFondduLac organizers chose it as the theme for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 25 at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.
Fifteen speakers ranging from students to the CEO of a local company will take the stage to deliver an 18-minute talk on a variety of topics ranging from bystander effects, gender, education and more.
TEDx events are locally organized and licensed and follow the same format of the well-known TED Conference, which started in 1984 and served as a point where technology, entertainment and design would converge. Today, TED and TEDx talk topics cover a much broader range.
This marks the second year for TEDxFondduLac, and after last year’s inaugural success, Spang says interest from prospective speakers was higher this year. There also was increased demand for tickets — they sold out in just two hours for this year’s event compared to six hours last year. All talks are taped and placed online so anyone can view them.
TEDxFondduLac is one of three TEDx events in the New North. TEDxOshkosh started three years ago (and served as Spang’s inspiration for the Fond du Lac event) and will hold its 2018 event on Nov. 10 at the Grand Opera House. TEDxUWGreenBay will hold its first-ever event on Nov. 1 at the Weidner Center on the UW-Green Bay campus.
For more information on TEDxFonduLac, visit www.tedxfonddulac.com.