TEDxMacatawa 2013 selects speakers


TEDxMacatawa started in 2010 and is licensed by the New York-based nonprofit TED Conferences. Photo via fb.com

TEDxMacatawa will return to Holland this fall at The Knickerbocker Theatre.

TEDx events are independently produced and bring people together to share an experience based on the annual TED conference held in California.

The events, which focus on “ideas worth spreading,” follow the traditional TED conference structure and vision.

TEDxMacatawa 2013 has adopted the theme of “do more good,” which centers on the idea that positive actions create like responses.

TEDxMacatawa is currently accepting audience applications, which are offered on a rolling basis.

Gerry Barnaby will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event on Sept. 12.

TEDxMacatawa 2013 speakers

  • Emma Dryden, Christ follower and junior at Zeeland East High School
  • Troy Evans, lead pastor at The EDGE Urban Fellowship
  • Michael Hyacinthe, CEO and founder of several startup ventures, including Fashion Has Heart
  • Shelley Irwin, host/producer at WGVU, the local NPR/PBS West Michigan affiliate
  • Harry Knopke, Ph.D., president of Aqua Clara International
  • Bruce Los, senior vice president at Gentex
  • Jahaun McKinley, supervisor at Cascade Engineering’s Industrial Solution Plant
  • Diego Morales, poet, published author, actor and working musician/entertainer in the West Michigan area
  • Jack Ridl, educator and poet
  • David Rosen, president of Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Georgia Taylor, artist and graphic design teacher at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology and Kendall College of Art and Design
  • David Tebo, superintendent of Hamilton Community Schools
  • Mike Werner, chemist, engineer and sustainability strategist at Haworth
  • Travis Williams, executive director of the Outdoor Discovery Center/Macatawa Greenway

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