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TEDx Bemidji: Momentum

Katie Carter with TEDx organizers Samantha Nienow & Tammy Schotzko

The second TEDx Bemidji event happens tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, October 18th, at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.  This year's speakers will present their "ideas worth spreading" that relate to the theme of Momentum.  Topics include:  understanding the human relationship with Mother Earth, social and emotional learning, healing with music and art,  anti-racism,  the democratizing power of creative technologies in education, the multi-faceted personal and social impacts of fashion, caring for the most vulnerable in communities, and how the black-capped chickadee can be a guiding force.   

While inspiring, thought provoking presentations are a primary component of the TEDx Bemidji: Momentum,  audience members also have opportunities to take part in a variety of other compelling and unique  experiences.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Sawyer and Natalie Corcoran along with Jeff Sawyer directly after intermission.   Prior to the event and during intermission, attendees have opportunities to interact with virtual reality, learn how to paint a chickadee, and even experience a guided meditation.  TEDx Bemidji co-organizers Samantha Nienow and Tammy Schotzko stopped by the KBXE studio to tell us more about what will happen at the event and what has been going on behind the scenes in preparation.  

Tickets are still available and can be purchasedon the TEDx Bemidji website. 

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.