Nov. 16: Be inspired at TEDxAmoskeagMillyard’s ‘Fast Forward’ talk series

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DERRY, NH — Remember the sound when you pushed the fast -forward button while the tape was playing? Everything sounded sped up like the world had suddenly been accelerated.

Today, it kind of feels like that all the time. How did things start moving so fast? What does it mean that the pace of change has sped up so drastically? When do we pause to make sense of a world moving at fast-forward speed?

The theme of this year’s TEDxAmoskeagMillyard is Fast Forward, held Nov. 16 at Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will explore the past and present as they look to the future. What can we learn from our successes and our mistakes? What could we do better if we only knew then what we know now? Is it even possible to pause long enough to catch our breath? Join us and find out.

If you’ve been to one of our events in the past, you know this is a day you don’t want to miss. And if you’ve long been a fan of TED talks online, but have never experienced them live, please join us for a day of conversation, connection, and ideas that you won’t soon forget.

Tickets are $45 ($60 VIP ticket includes a T-shirt) and includes your registration as well as refreshment, light lunch and a networking reception.

Click here to reserve your ticket.


Speaker and Bios


JerriAnne Boggis moved to the United States from Jamaica in 1977. She wears several hats, including Executive Director of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, writer, educator, and community activist. She works to correct the historical record on the racial complexity and richness of New Hampshire’s diverse past. Learn more…

 


 

Barry Brensinger holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Visual Studies (Design) from Dartmouth College, where he received the Marcus Heiman Award for Excellence in the Arts. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Barry’s work includes award-winning civic, corporate, educational, and healthcare projects throughout the northeast. In 2013, he received NHAIA’s Clinton Sheerr Award for his career-long design achievements. Learn more…

 


New Hampshire native Todd Fahey strives to enhance the quality of life for those 50 and over through his role as director for the 225,000+ member non-profit organization, AARP New Hampshire. As a frequent writer and speaker, he brings an academic, practical, and unique experience to AARP in his service to the organization and its members. Learn more…

 


Keefe Harrison is the CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a national non-profit transforming recycling in cities and towns across the United States. Since launching The Recycling Partnership in 2014, she’s grown it from a one-woman-team to a multi-million-dollar corporate-funded effort that supports over 1,000 communities across the US. Learn more…

 

 


In his memoir, Call Me American, Abdi Nor Iftin recounts his harrowing, extraordinary, and uplifting journey from Somalia, talking about immigration, being a refugee, and his new life in America. Learn more…


Professor Douglas Lanier is a widely recognized pioneer in the study of the modern appropriation of Shakespeare in all media.

His book, “Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture” (Oxford University Press, 2002), established the parameters of one of the liveliest fields in Shakespeare studies today.  Learn more…

 


Dr. Holly Mintz was drawn to a career involved in community and population health and has been practicing for 22+ years. As a pediatrician with an initial focus on improving medical access and quality for children, she’s broadened her scope to include senior health services in more recent years. She’s learned much about the barriers to care not only for our elderly population, but also for patients with behavioral health disorders, and those with chronic substance abuse disorder. Learn more…

 


As a professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, Dr. Kimberly Quinn teaches cognitive and positive psychology. She’s also a workshop facilitator, who frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to positive psychology, well-being, trauma-informed education, and mindfulness training for schools (students and/or faculty), human services agencies, and business organizations. Her recent research is on the influence of social media on the well-being of college students.  Learn more…

 


Matthew Seawright changed his life’s direction forever when he enrolled in a degree program with a New Hampshire-based university in December 2016.

He has since become an entrepreneur, public speaker, and a better leader focused on helping others change the way they do business through effective customer service and direct experience positioning.  Learn more…


After majoring in technical theater with a minor in Medieval European history, and spending several years as a roadie, Ian Stewart found himself working in a museum. It was there, in 2004, where he discovered a love for preserving history. Learn more…

 

 


Allen Voivod is the world’s only daily podcasting host of the renowned Star Wars 7×7 podcast, now in its fifth year. He broadcasts regularly from his New Hampshire studio, as well as at events and conferences in 10 states and four countries. Allen has produced more than 1,800 podcasts and blog posts, hundreds of YouTube videos, and he’s been featured on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs sharing his love and expertise of the Star Wars galaxy.

 


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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. 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 self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)