TEDxUMontana Speakers to Explore Theme of Language

February 06, 2015

MISSOULA – Local, regional and national speakers will address the theme of language during the University of Montana’s TEDxUMontana event on Friday, Feb. 20, in the George and Jane Dennison Theatre. The event will run from 4 to 9 p.m. 

Speakers will include Missoula Mayor John Engen, Salish and Pend d’Oreille language school Executive Director April Charlo, climate change communicator Susan Joy Hassol, journalist Clay Scott, Missoula Symphony conductor Darko Butorac, Raptors of the Rockies director Kate Davis, former Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe, stop-action filmmaker Andy Smetanka, three-time State AA speech and debate champion Erin Johnson, and Drum Brothers member and solo recording artist Matthew Marsolek. Video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection with the audience during the event.

Tickets cost $40 for general admission and $20 for students. Dinner and light refreshments are included. The event will not be available as a live webcast, and tickets are limited. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.umt.edu/tedx.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, such as UM’s, are self-organized.

For more information call 406-243-2858.

Contact: Jace Laakso, TEDxUMontana director, 406-243-2858, jace.laakso@umontana.edu.