TEDx Arrives in South Lake Tahoe

Posted by Brooke Sullivan on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 10:55am

TEDx South Lake Tahoe is designed to stimulate your brain.

On Wednesday, October 5 The Loft at Heavenly Village will host 9 diverse individuals. Each presenter will have up to 18 minutes to convey their exciting ideas on a subject in the technology, entertainment and design fields. TED Talks have expanded their Northern Nevada reach and are coming to Lake Tahoe.

Robin DeSota led the effort to bring TEDx Talks to South Shore. Topics covered by the nine presenters will range from why failure should be on everyone’s bucket list to why art matters to philanthropy and even ways to use music festivals as a model for sustainability.

“Pat Moore will be talking about confronting your fears and embracing your fears when doing anything in life, using his own experience with snowboarding around the world – it’s sort of a metaphor for why each of use needs to confront our fear and learn about it.” DeSota said.

While not every speaker is a local to the Reno-Tahoe area, many have some sort of connection to the Tahoe Basin. Those that were chosen were carefully reviewed by a board comprised of South Lake locals. DeSota and the board hope to make this an annual event.

TEDx events are independently organized conferences modeled after nonprofit organization TED’s Ideas Worth Spreading campaign. Their gola emerges from the TED experience – to engage leading thinkers from the area to create discussion on how to enhance the community.

This event is sold out, but don’t worry the livestream can be found via the organization’s live webcast by clicking on www.livestream.com and searching for the term “TEDx South Lake Tahoe”.

Read more about the presenters below or via www.tedxsouthlaketahoe.com.

All images courtesy of TEDx South Lake Tahoe.

Edward Scott, Jr.

Ed created the Center for Global Development to help carry out research towards formulating solutions for how government policies can help fight poverty and disease. He created Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in order to help support and lobby for the funding of the Global Fund. Together with Bill Gates and George Soros he created DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) to provide a platform for Bono and other celebrities to advocate that the U.S. Government and the U.S. public support global development efforts.

Pat Moore

Pat Moore has been a professional snowboarder for over 10 years appearing in many films such as The Art of Flight. His accolades include multiple X Games medals including a Gold in 2014 Real Snow Backcountry, many showings in Snowboarder Magazine’s top 10 riders of the year, and starred in his own Volcom produced film Mr. Plant.

Rick Gunn

Rick Gunn is an award winning photographer, writer, adventurer and public speaker based of South Lake Tahoe, California. In 2005, Gunn quit his 14-year career as a daily newspaper photographer and rode his bicycle 26,000-miles through 33 countries, over three years.

Raoul De La Sota

Having earned a Master in Arts degree from UCLA, De La Sota received a Fulbright Fellowship for study in Peru. After his return he began his teaching career at Los Angeles City College teaching studio art and Mexican Art History for 46 years. His interest in other cultures has also led him to organize and lead art tours to 5 foreign countries.

Reema Chitalia

Reema Chitalia is an entrepreneur, a professional speaker, and a consultant with Deloitte, the world's largest accounting firm. For the past 3 years, Reema has been giving speeches at various schools, start-ups, entrepreneurs across The USA and India about failure, and why should failure be the most coveted 'accomplishment' of your life.

Jamie Orr

Dr. Jamie Orr is a successful entrepreneur, physicist, and educator with expertise across a wide range of technical fields. She is passionate about helping young companies and students alike to thrive and discover their potential. She is founder & CEO of Tahoe Mountain Lab, South Lake Tahoe's first coworking space and innovation hub.

Heidi Hill Drum

Heidi has more than 25 years’ experience in public policy, communications and collaboration with non-profit organizations, businesses, academia and government agencies. Her background includes facilitating consensus-based solutions with government agencies and the public on issues ranging from California water issues, public lands grazing, natural resources, transportation and community and environmental planning.

Jameson Stafford

As an engineer and entrepreneur, Jameson's cloud-based solutions have been the face of some of the world's most prominent entertainment and retail brands for hundreds of millions of consumers. 

Marina McCoy

Marina and her Green Team Members eliminate waste from festivals and large events. She enjoys taking on challenges through her passion for music and the environment, which drives her to work hard and inspire others. Marina has done sustainability coordination for Frendly Gathering, WinterWonderGrass, Camp Out For The Cause, Lost Sierra Hoedown, SnowGlobe and Guitarfish among others.


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