Break bread with friends in Grand Forks

​Team TEDxGrandForks is excited to announce the theme of 2017’s event on April 8: “Breaking Bread”.

For the first time, it will be held at HB Sound & Light in Downtown Grand Forks. Welcome to Breaking Bread…take a bite, chew it and join us in engaging our ideas and our community! TEDxGrandForks: Breaking Bread is based on the idea of building community and opening the table to more, not fewer, people. When you engage in the physical act of sitting down at a table, joining together with someone, you meet at a neutral point where you’re open to listening, learning and engaging. It speaks to the idea behind the physicality of eating together. Opening your mind to ideas you may disagree with, ideas you may not have considered, ideas you passionately agree with, ideas that make you happy, angry, and sad; all of these thoughts and emotions are accepted at the table. It’s a place where you can engage, listen and contemplate the big things, taking time to learn and grow from one another.

TEDxGrandForks is proud to showcase our inspiring local presenters on multiple platforms to reach a diverse and global audience, including live streaming our annual conference and uploading professionally produced videos for international access. With talks from local and national minds, this unique event will bring together both local and national thought leaders to educate our community, ignite our curiosity, activate our sense of possibility and ultimately, instill a desire for meaningful change.

2017 Speakers:

  • Anuj Gupta, Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers: Using Food as a Bridge to Cultural Understanding
  • Emily Wangen, Breaking Barriers with Music Therapy
  • CJ Casciaota, The Importance of Make Believe
  • Elaine Evans, Farms for Bees
  • Prem Takken, We Aren’t That Different
  • Princess Titus, Back to the Basics of Breaking Bread
  • George Kelley & Paul Holje, Dakota Harvest: Creating Community with Hearth and Home
  • Elena Matsui, Feeding the World by Reducing Food Waste

Breaking Bread will feature: local artist, Sue Skavlem and live music by High Five. After Party to follow.

Get Your Tickets here. For more information: go to our Facebook page or website.

Tickets are on sale now; however, seating is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!

~Blog submitted by Courtney Olson, University of North Dakota & Courtney Olson Designs

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