TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. In this spirit, TEDxCheyenne strives to bring together some of west’s most inspired thinkers and a community of curious souls. TEDxCheyenne is an expression of the diverse and multifaceted being that is TED. We are excited to showcase Wyoming’s capitol city and offer “ideas worth spreading” right here in our own backyard. June 10th, 2016 Atlas Theatre, Cheyenne WY 5:30pm – 9:30pm <
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*TEDxCheyenne Speaker - Billie Jo Waara (left): "Taco Tuesday®: How a small
restaurant claimed the best day of the week." *Join us for the captivating
story of how a Wyoming founded business trademarked the term "Taco
Tuesday", and how those two little words became a worldwide pop-culture
*TEDxCheyenne Speaker - Haylee Reay (right): "Domestic Violence: I choose
to be her voice." *In this moving talk, TEDxCheyenne Speaker Haylee Reay,
describes how in a single day her life was brutally, and irrevocably,
changed. Learn more about the seeping savagery of silence, and how you can
save others by simply breaking it.
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*TEDxCheyenne Speaker - Dr. Stacey Menzel Baker (left): "The Stuff of
What do people do when their private consumption lives are made public?
When tornadoes struck the towns of Wright, Wyoming, and Greensburg, Kansas,
citizens searched for ways to reconstruct their lives in ways that made
sense to them. In this moving talk, Stacey Menzel Baker talks about out how
material possessions give meaning to our lives in the face of loss and
Hear more about Stacey's research that studies the relationship between
people and objects, what happens when person-object relationships are
severed, and how people reconstruct their identities in relation to
*TEDxCheyenne Speaker - Jason Shogren (right): "Commitment: Truth-telling
and the white lies we tell for the social good."* See a riveting talk from
acclaimed Economist Jason Shogren on the behavior that emerges through the
non-enforceable commitment to holding oneself to a higher integrity.
What truths do you commit to when there is no reward or punishment? What
white lies do we tell ourselves, and others around us, as a reflection of
the commitments we make for the social good?
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*TEDxCheyenne Speaker - Jeffrey Lockwood (left): "The Nature of
how Dr. Lockwood relates his story of working with breathtakingly violent
Australian insects to the often heartbreaking and violent acts of humankind.
*TEDxCheyenne Speaker – Britney Wallesch (right): “The No-Kill Civil War:
How one phrase inspired sweeping change yet continues to divide."* Deepen
your understanding of the beauty and devastation of the term “no-kill”. In
this touching TEDxCheyenne talk, learn to question your own beliefs and
examine the consequences of a polarizing philosophy within the humane
movement that both unites and divides those working to solve one of
America’s most approachable social problems.
TEDxCheyenne is made possible with significant sponsorship from Central
Bank & Trust and the videography team at West Edge Collective.
“Without the financial support from Central Bank & Trust
, and the creative skills of West Edge
collective , TEDxCheyenne wouldn’t exist. These
partnerships have allowed us to build an innovative, first-time event in
Wyoming’s capitol city.” – April Hughes, TEDxCheyenne Organizer
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