By: Carole Kitchell
One of the thrills of being a TEDx organizer is the unexpected opportunity to make a difference, sparked by a TED collaboration.
TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen, taking place on campus Dec. 1 is a result of this serendipity.
TEDxDU learned of another Colorado TEDx group, TEDxCrestmoorPark, which is run by DU alumna Dafna Michaelson (MBA ’01).
You may recognize Dafna’s name from hearing about her “50 in 52″ journey, which received extensive coverage in DU communications and national media (including CBS News Sunday Morning and the University of Denver Magazine.
Michaelson was selected by TED to host the Dec. 1 event in conjunction with TEDxWomen. TEDxWomen is a follow-on to last year’s first TEDWomen conference, which took place in Washington, D.C., and featured Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg and a host of other powerful women and men speaking on topics of importance to women. While our TEDxDU team has longed to be involved with TEDWomen, the December timing during our winter break has been problematic.
In a “radical collaboration,” Michaelson curated a slate of outstanding local speakers, and TEDxDU is providing our experienced videography and production team.
We hope you’ll join us for TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen: “Breaking Boundaries, Building Community.”
TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen will take place Dec. 1, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Daniels Commons on the University of Denver campus. There will be about a dozen live speakers, a private livestream of TEDxWomen from New York and L.A., and collaboration with global TEDxWomen events through social media and Skype. Tickets and more information can be found at tedxcrestmoorpark.com.