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Our mission is to educate and inspire our viewers in the midst of this global crisis. Our presenters will go beyond a mere discussion of the impact of this tragedy to present ideas on managing the response and inspiring hope. We will share stories of humanity’s experience and resilience, to support our local and broader communities, and help find meaning amidst the suffering.
State Representative and Dissenter
“From Bronzeville to the Gold Coast – Local Leadership Amidst Disasters”
Kam Buckner is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 26th district. ...More...Gender Equity Consultant
“Why Crisis Present Opportunities for Gender Equity”
Caroline is a founding partner of Have Her Back Consulting (HHB), a female-owned business backed by IPG. ...More...Journalist, Engineer, Entrepreneur
Master of Ceremonies
Mia Saini Duchnowski is a journalist, engineer and a successful entrepreneur who sold her first VC-backed company, Oars + Alps, to a large international CPG. ... More ...Food System Re-Designer / Global Agriculture Strategist
“Where did all the Flour Go? Supply Chains and Covid”
Sasha Duchnowski is a partner based in Bain & Company’s Chicago office. He is an expert in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility and Strategy practices. ...More...
Film & Theatre Artist and Educator
“It’s Not the End, It’s Just an Intermission"
Cara Greene Epstein is not a doctor, but she has played one on TV. An award-winning actor, writer, and theatre arts educator, Cara uses heart and humor to explore challenging inter-personal dynamics and societal issues. ...More...Educator, Instigator, Parent
“What We Learn When Schools Can't Stop”
Nora Flanagan has been teaching high school English in the Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. ...More...Chief Investor and Economic Systems Innovator
“The People Within Economies”
Rodrigo Garcia, CTP®, AIF® is the deputy state treasurer and chief investment officer for Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs. ...More...Lawyer and Political Philosopher
Joshua Kleinfeld is a full professor with tenure at the Northwestern Pritzker School of the Law and (by courtesy) in Northwestern’s philosophy department. ...More...
Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Traumatologist
“Disaster, Recovery, and Hope”
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, trained in International Social Work and Disaster Mental Health, and have about 8 professional lives happening simultaneously, including a small counseling practice in Chicago......More...Activist / Dancer / Founder of Healthy Hoods Chicago
"Activating Communities During Crisis "
Forged in the heart of Chicago, Tanya Lozano is an activist, health advocate and community architect battling the many challenges affecting black and brown communities. ...More...Doctor / Cellist / Founder of Refugee Clinic
“How to Build a Health Education Campaign”
Dr. Benjamin Levy is Division Head of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai and Holy Cross Hospitals in Chicago where he provides medical care and colonoscopy screenings for underserved patient populations. ...More...Doctor and Disability Activist
“Healthcare Disparities: Beyond the Economic Dividing Lines”
Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Director of Adaptive Sports in Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine... ...More...
Clinical Psychologist, Group Practice Founder, Teaching Faculty
"Navigating in darkness: Stories of Resilience"
Dr. Adelman is the founder and Clinical Director of Chicago Psychotherapy, LLC, a private therapy practice specializing in evidence-based treatment of anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, trauma and adjustment-related concerns across the lifespan. ...More...SNL Writer, Expectation Disrupter
“How to Laugh During a Pandemic”
Katie Rich attended Northwestern University before joining Chicago’s Second City where she wrote and performed three Mainstage reviews... ...More...Diplomat / Big Thinker
“What’s my Government Ever Done for me?”
Cécile Shea is President of Wakaru Consulting Llc and is a Non-resident Senior Fellow on Security and Diplomacy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. ...More...Entrepreneur, Innovator
"An Entrepreneur's Guide in Times of Chaos"
Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau is an entrepreneur and a citizen of the world. He owns and operates Dimo’s Pizza, a local favorite in Chicago, Illinois. ...More...
Nurse Practitioner, Communication Activist
“Connected Isolation and Health”
Megan Cairns Tress, MSN, FNP-C, RN is a Family Nurse Practitioner at PCC Community Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center network on Chicago’s West Side. ...More...
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are all self-organized.
TEDxWrigleyville is an independently organized day-long virtually aired and live-streamed TED event, operated under an exclusive license from TED worldwide.
The central theme of the event, “Humanity, a View From Inside the Pandemic,” is focused on taking an internal look at our human response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2020
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