Attend TEDxStCloud 2018Six TEDxStCloud speakers will present their ideas worth sharing on Thursday evening, October 11. Our speakers will plant thought-provoking seeds for you to nourish and grow in your own plot, the field of your mind. PURCHASE TICKETS
TEDXStCloud 2018: CULTIVATING
Six TEDxStCloud speakers will present their ideas worth sharing on Thursday evening, October 11. Our speakers will plant thought-provoking seeds for you to nourish and grow in your own plot, the field of your mind.
Cultivating means many things: preparing and using land for plants, breaking up soil to prepare for planting, raising gardens, crops and even cells. On a personal level, cultivating means developing ideas, skills, qualities and sentiments. Cultivating means working to make something better. Cultivating a plant, a skill or a relationship requires attention to detail and patience.
Cultivating is an active process. Cross-fertilize your ideas with our speakers’ and those of other TEDxStCloud attendees. Join us in cultivating an even better community!
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
WM. BLAIR ANDERSON
Chief of Police, City of St. Cloud
Wm. Blair Anderson is currently Chief of Police of the St Cloud Police Department and has been a licensed peace officer for 20 years. He commands 108 sworn officers and 45 civilians with an operating budget of approximately $17.5 million dollars.
BETH BERILA, PH.D.
Director, Gender & Women's Studies, St. Cloud State University
Beth Berila is Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies program at SCSU and a Professor in the Ethnic, Gender, & Women’s Studies Department. She is also a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Her work blends intersectional feminism and mindfulness to help communities more fully embody social justice.
Coordinator, Visualization Lab, St. Cloud State University
Undisputed winner of the “Best Job on Campus” four years in a row, Mark is a technology evangelist and director of the SCSU Visualization Lab. He teaches courses in Software Engineering when he’s not trying to make something that’s indistinguishable from magic. Originally from Mississippi, he’s been in Minnesota five years now and is acclimating nicely.
Co-Founder and CEO, Mighty Axe Hops
Eric R. Sannerud is a farmer, thinker, and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Mighty Axe Hops, a Minnesota hops farm. He is a TEDx speaker, Fellow of the Future, and advocate for the next generation of farmers. In his free time, Eric loves food.
JOLENE SINGH, MD
Surgeon, St. Cloud Hospital
Jolene Singh is a general and trauma surgeon at St.Cloud Hospital. She has been practicing in St.Cloud for six years and has been performing robotic surgery for one year. Jolene is originally from Plymouth, MN and completed her medical and surgical training at University of North Dakota and Hennepin County Medical Center.
Executive Director, Terebinth Refuge
Cynthia Terlouw (CeCe) has spent over 30 years working with troubled teens. In 2014 she opened one of the first MN Safe Harbor programs for sex trafficked and exploited teen girls as part of the Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson, MN. Recognizing the lack of housing and services in our state for sex trafficked women wanting to leave this life, CeCe opened Terebinth Refuge to meet this need.