TEDXStCloud 2018: CULTIVATING
Six TEDxStCloud speakers presented their ideas worth sharing on Thursday evening, October 11, under our theme of Cultivating.
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’. Join us in cultivating an even better community!
Watch The Videos
Couldn’t make it to the event, or can’t get it out of your head? All six talks are available for viewing below.
Meet the Speakers
We are grateful they joined us to share Ideas Worth Spreading!
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.
Thank you to all our Partners!
Your partnership made TEDxStCloud 2018 an amazing and vibrant event. Thank you!
Inventure Properties was created out of our clients’ needs. Our intent is to create portfolios we have long-term holds in, giving partners the ability to enter into real estate holdings typically not available to them. Currently, Inventure Properties has a unique and diverse portfolio, encompassing Central MN and the Twin Cities Metro area.
Ledge Wealth helps build, protect and distribute wealth for some of the most successful families in Central Minnesota.
What we do, and the conversations we have with you, involves so much more than money alone. We talk about your life, dreams, and passions. More of a calling, we strive to uncover what you truly value, and then we map out a financial plan to realize those goals. More simply, we care for you, and we invest the time to get to know you on a genuine, personal level.
It usually starts with a digital model. We’ll CAD model it, or 3D scan it. Artists commonly carve small-scale models to get project approvals.
We then modify, scale to whatever size we need, and send a 3D PDF. You can rotate it, zoom in, and fine tune every inch before it gets cut.
Manufacturing is done by whichever methods are most efficient. We make giant objects in pieces, often slicing them in half to add armatures for support.
Our vision is to deliver exceptional value to our customers by applying our valve and problem-solving expertise to improve their operational performance. DeZURIK, APCO, HILTON and Willamette – four of the most trusted brands in the valve industry – have set the standard for design innovation, quality and service. Our high-quality products have made us a global leader in manufacturing valves for water treatment, sewage treatment, water distribution, pump stations, pulp and paper, chemical and petrochemical, mining, power, hydropower dams, and other process industries.
Great North Labs follows a scalable, data-driven process for identifying opportunities and managing our investment portfolio.
Established at the start of the 20th century, Moss & Barnett has helped shape the practice of law in Minnesota and grown national practices in accountant law, corporate law, communications, creditors remedies, regulated industries, construction, and technology.
A winning combination of dedicated people, leading technology and a focus on personal, professional service has earned us relationships lasting over 35 years. With a continuous focus on our customers and their needs, our teams explore new technologies and processes to meet specific demands. We use that experience to implement progressive business strategies and efficiencies.
Founder and creative engine Samantha Nienow has a unique background in graphic design, branding, and public speaking. Her passion to combine great design + engaging content takes audiences on a visual journey and helps her clients stand out from the rest.
The College of Liberal Arts and its embedded School of the Arts (SotA) offers an array of courses of study in the arts, humanities and the social sciences. As the principal provider to St. Cloud State’s Liberal Education Program, the College and School touch the lives of nearly every student seeking an undergraduate degree. Through a variety of learning opportunities — be it in a classroom or in the community — we provide students with the ability to make a difference in the world today and into the future.
Expert metal craftsmanship and technology blend seamlessly every day at Sunset Manufacturing, which specializes in custom fabrication of stainless and mild steel, aluminum and other metals for a wide variety of customer applications and industries including transportation, construction, and food processing. From laser cutting and forming, to welding, machining and finishing, Sunset provides turnkey production to customers’ exact specifications. Capable of even the most intricate cuts of one-half the thickness of a human hair (+/-.005), Sunset’s experienced engineers and laser cutting capabilities routinely transform aluminum up to ½”, and stainless and mild steel up to ¾” thickness.
The following Core Values have also been established for the City of St. Cloud:
- Excellence and quality in the delivery of services
- Fiscal responsibility
- Ethics and integrity
- Respecting residents as owners
- Open and honest communications
- Visionary leadership and planning