Ideas worth spreading



What you will learn

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

The crossroads of the west

There’s nothing typical about Ogden. We are rugged and rustic, yet cool and urban.

Our history has run the full gamut from trading fort to bustling metropolitan railway hub, and landed into high adventure attraction. Our rich mountain to metro personality derives from a unique balance of vibrant shopping, delicious dining and exciting nightlife with backyard access to year round, heart-pounding outdoor recreation and the majestic beauty of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Ogden, Utah offers one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year.

TEDxOgden will be taking place in the beautiful, historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Originally built as a movie palace in 1924 by Harmon and Lewis Peery, the theater was dilapidated and nearly torn down in the 1980’s. Restored to its original luster with the addition of a full theatrical stage and dressing rooms, it reopened in 1997 as part of the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Peery’s Egyptian Theater is one of an estimated three Egyptian-style movie palace theaters in the Northwest United States. With the completion of the restoration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ in 2004 the “Showplace of the West” is now restored to it’s original grandeur.





2017 "Untamed" Speakers

Be Inspired

Melissa Freigang

VP for Social Innovation & Workforce Initiatives

Melissa leads specialized development programs aligning industry, education, social, governmental and public-sector orgs

    Pablo Jenkins

    Co-Founder and President of Ideas en Acción

    Pablo is passionate about implementing regionally scalable projects combining technology, social innovation, and youth leader

      Brandi DeCarli

      Funding Partner, Farm from a Box

      Brandi DeCarli is the Founding Partner of Farm from a Box, and Co-Founder of TackleBox Lab

        Greg Mauro

        Founder and Managing Partner at Learn Capital

        Entrepreneur and investor, Greg has been on the founding team of 5 ventures that have received over $500M in venture capital


          Urban Developer

          Urban planner, developer, and community advocate. Her mission is to combat displacement and empower connection.


          Producer, Author, Speaker

          Michael is known as the producer of the Batman movies. He was first to teach a course on comic book folklore.



          Shaun, aka "Shondruras", is Snapchat’s first homegrown celebrity. In 2017 Shaun was named on Forbes 30 Under 30.

          ELATIA ABATE

          Pioneer and Entrepreneur

          Elatia left the corporate world to revolutionize the way the world thinks about careers and making money.

          AMIR JACKSON

          Change Leader

          Founder of Nurture the Creative Mind, Director of the Ogden Arts Festival, Board Chair of the Utah Cultural Alliance


          Radical Outdoor Enthusiast

          Derek is a Recreation Manager and Owner of the Bear House Mountain Guiding company

          2017 "Untamed" Performers

          Be Inspired

          Kylee Hallows

          DJ Kywizard

          Kylee is an entrepreneur with a passion for music and the way it connects our community.

            Flow Friends

            Kelcie Hart

            Untamed LED Hula Hoop Performance

              Giants in the Oak Tree

              Music Band

              Giants in the Oak Tree are currently working on their first full legth studio album entitled "The Wake of Dawn"


              Singer - Songwritergwriter

              Dougthehuman feels the only moments that he's truly human is when he creates/performs his music

              Naomi Harlan

              Singer - Songwriter

              Naomi loves connecting people with causes close to her heart through song

                Kyla Vine


                Kyla hopes to one day be a professional singer

                  Dylan Orris


                  Dylan dedicates his beatboxing to his dad, who recently passed away.

                    Deborah Higham Wood


                    Deborah's energy would best be described as frenetic and her poetry focuses mainly on her volatile relationship with herself

                      Indie Blanco


                      Indie adores the art of story telling and loves what the power of laughter can do.

                        Steering Committee

                        Bring Vision to Reality

                        Sydnie Furton

                        Marketing & PR Manager at Visit Ogden

                          James Ebert

                          Weber County Commissioner

                            Michael Lindenmayer

                            TEDx Ogden Organizer

                              Kseniya Lindenmayer

                              TEDx Ogden Project Manager

                                Event Schedule

                                A night filled with inspiration, innovation & surprises

                                Peery's Egyptian Theater

                                Pre Event Social Hour

                                TEDx Ogden is an independently organized event that brings local people together through thought-provoking speakers and mind-blowing conversation.
                                Use this social hour to spark conversation, and make new friends.
                                Food and drink for purchase.
                                GIANTS IN THE OAK TREE will perform live.


                                Session One

                                Michael Uslan - The Boy Who Loved Batman
                                Deborah Hingham Wood reads her poem "Fire"
                                Shaun McBride aka "Shondrus" - Lose your teeth. Find Success.
                                Brandi DeCarli - How Togetherness and Technology Can Transform our World
                                Greg Mauro - A Town As A Startup
                                Elatia Abate - Pioneering the Future of Work
                                Kyla Vine sings Elastic Heart



                                Stretch your legs and your minds during this 40-minute intermission.
                                Come outside to join our party in the courtyard.
                                Food and drink for purchase.
                                DOUGTHEHUMAN will sing live.


                                Session Two

                                Dylan Orris - b-boxing performance
                                Amir Jackson – The Gift of Belief
                                Derek DeBruin - Risk and Reward: Lessons from the Mountains
                                Melissa Freigang – Untame Innate Talent
                                Paige Pitcher - Driverless Cars: changing the first rule of real estate
                                Indie Blanco - stand-up comedy performance "Mexican White Shark"
                                Pablo Jenkins – A Future of Abundance
                                Naomi Harlan sings "Wild Wild West"

                                Peery's Egyptian Theater

                                Post Social Hour/After Party

                                Meet and greet the speakers, discuss new ideas with those around you, and network with other community members.
                                DJ Kywizard will spin tunes.
                                Flow Fiends will do a LED hula-hoop performance.

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                                what people say

                                “TED has been inspiring me for years. I am thrilled that this event is coming to Ogden, it will be a gathering not to miss. A few of the speakers are locals who are making a change in our community right now, and other’s on stage are influencers on an international level. This will be an event that will inspire us to believe in impossible things, encourage innovation, and will motivate us to share our ideas.”
                                Sydnie FurtonVisit Ogden
                                “I am so excited to have TEDx Ogden part of our community. Thank you to everyone who made this possible! Looking forward to seeing everyone.”
                                Thaine FischerFischer Regan Enterprises, LLC
                                “TEDx Ogden is coming to the crossroads of the west! What a great opportunity for Ogden to show off our great community, our foundation of innovation, technologies, and businesses, and our social thought leadership that exists in our wonderful area. “
                                Mark KendellKendell & Associates, LLC

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                                TEDx Ogden is an independently organized event that brings local people together through thought-provoking speakers and mind-blowing conversation. Come experience it June 16th at Peery’s Egyptian Theater

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                                • 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT
                                • 5:00 - 10:00pm