TEDxStLouis Conference: “What Now?” & “What Next?”

TEDxStLouis a nonprofit community of learners and change-agents in St. Louis – will hold a two-part series of talks on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at the America’s Center Ferrara Theatre located at 701 Convention Plaza.

Tickets range from $38 to $45 for General Admission tickets and $75 to $125 for the VIP experience.

“What Now?” TEDxStLouis 12:30 to 3:30pm

The “What Now?” TEDxStLouis Women’s event from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. will spotlight the forward-thinking nature of St. Louis women in various fields.

● Adrian Bracy, president of Adrian Bracy & Associates, “Why Nonprofits Should Make a Profit”

● Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear and CEO of Clark-Fox Family Foundation, “An Interview with Maxine Clark”

● Charli Cooksey, Founder and CEO of WEPOWER, “The Fiery Power of We”

● Erin King, Physician and Executive Director of Hope Clinic for Women, “Missouri – Your Mothers are Dying”

● Kelly Pratt-Kreidich, Photographer and Owner of Pratt+Kreidich Photography, “Dancers & Dogs: Art as a Social Remedy”

● Quinn Tyminski, Washington U School of Medicine instructor, “Occupational Therapy for the Homeless”

TEDxStLouis “What Next?” 5 to 9pm

The TEDxStLouis “What Next?” Innovation event from 5 to 9 p.m. will include cutting-edge leaders who approach their fields from new directions.

● Josh Allen, Founder of Companion Baking, “Changing Our Culture by Watching Our Waste”

● Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants, “Be Unreasonably Generous”

● Sukanya Mani, Interdisciplinary Artist, “Paper Cutting Art Explores Physics & Philosophy”

● Jim McKelvey, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of Square/Invisibly, “The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”

● Brian Owens, Founder & Creative Director of LIFE Creative, “Art & Music for the Under-Served”

● Colin Rohfling, Director of Sustainable Development at HDR Inc., “Buildings That Regenerate”

● Sarah Schlafly, Founder of Mighty Cricket, “It’s Time to Embrace Insects as a Food Source”

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Founded in 2013, TEDxStLouis, formerly TEDxGateway Arch, provides the community with events, connections, and ongoing information.

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Dec 03 2021


3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 03 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm



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