TEDxBend 2014 will host 15 extraordinary speakers and performers from around
the country and right here in Bend, telling stories, sharing inspiration, revealing
truths—“cracking themselves open,” in the words of a speaker at last year’s event.
We’re excited to announce two of this year’s speakers, and the rest at the event itself.
Precourt launched on his first space flight in 1993, aboard the Columbia. A highly decorated veteran of four different missions, Precourt was Chief of the Astronaut Corps from 1998-2002 and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2012. He retired from NASA in 2004 and now leads the Space Launch Division at ATK, where he is overseeing the development of a launch system that he hopes will enable human-manned deep space exploration. Whoa.
Hurley founder and CEO Bob Hurley made his work his play from the beginning. Hurley started as a surfer and board shaper in Huntington Beach, before acquiring the license to Billabong USA in 1982, starting his own eponymous surf and skate company in 1999, and folding into the Nike brand in 2002, where he continues to lead the $252M business. Hurley’s instincts to make surf culture less insular and more inclusive have led the brand toward successful alignments in music, art and youth culture. He still surfs and shapes boards today.
Bend High School Auditorium
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1 PM to 6 PM (includes 45-minute intermission)
Includes admission to TEDxBash (see below for details)
Tickets SOLD OUT
Whoa, that was fast. Thank you Central Oregon for your enthusiasm and support. Also, thanks to your sponsorships, we will be able to provide tickets and transportation for more than 200 kids from Central Oregon including Warm Springs, Prineville, Madras and Bend. If you didn’t get a ticket, we hope you’ll join us via live stream. Check back soon for more information. We’re excited to put on a spectacular event for you all.
Pakit Liquidators, near Bend High School
Saturday, April 26, 2014
6 PM / Shortly following the main event
Your event ticket is your admission.
TEDxBash is the official after party, where event-goers, speakers and performers will have a chance to meet and discuss the day. Includes complimentary food and drink from Bleu Bite Catering, Kombucha Mama and Deschutes Brewery. Inside: guest DJs and DA Booth photos. Outside: fire sculptures, special performances and libations.
Sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide,
TEDxBend is our very own locally organized event featuring a
dozen talks, demonstrations and performances under 18 minutes
each. TED and TEDxBend are 501(c)(3) nonprofits devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for TEDxBend. We have had such an overwhelming response that our volunteer teams for this year’s event are full.
We greatly appreciate your interest and will keep your information in our database should we need additional volunteers for the upcoming event and for future TEDxBend events.
We hope to see you at Bend High on April 26th!Volunteer