Official TEDxMileHigh: Wonder Speaker Lineup

Here's a sneak peek into the incredible speakers who will present the talk of their lives. You can expect to hear from world renowned social activists, space enterprises, actors, musicians, business mavericks, sociologists, and much more. Click on any profile to discover more!


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Ben Cort

MARIJUANA POLICY EXPERT

Sober since 1996, Ben Cort has seen the devastation that substance abuse can bring first hand as well as the joy that…

Beth Mosenthal

Beth Mosenthal

URBAN FUTURIST

As an architect, Beth Mosenthal works with corporate, public, and nonprofit clients, and is passionate about creating…

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Brian Toon

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST

A professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brian Toon…

Christian Picciolini

Christian Picciolini

PEACE ADVOCATE

After leaving the white-supremacist skinhead movement that he helped build in the 1980s and 90s, Christian Picciolini…

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Danielle Shoots

LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Danielle Shoots is a wife, mom, and a VP of Finance Operations at Comcast. With a Business Administration degree from…

Dick Durrance

Dick Durrance

STORYTELLER

Dick Durrance has devoted his life to traveling the world as a photographer. He covered the Vietnam War as a U.S. Army…

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Dominique Christina

AUTHOR + POET

Dominique Christina is a mother, an author, a licensed educator, a social agitator, and an intersectional feminist. She…

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Franklin Cruz

PERFORMANCE POET

Franklin is a latin queer Denver poet from an immigrant family. The shy kid who learned the power of his voice, he…

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James Orsulak

SPACE ENTREPRENEUR

James Orsulak serves as the Director of Business Development at Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company that…

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Joan C. Williams

CLASS SCHOLAR

Joan C. Williams is a Distinguished Law Professor and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings.…

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Jose “Jozer” Guerrero

PERFORMANCE POET

Jose “Jozer” Guerrero is a spoken word poet, stage and screen actor, in addition to being a member of…

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Lynn Gangone

GUEST EMCEE

Dr. Lynn M. Gangone is an entrepreneur in the education sector who has devoted her life to serving women and other…

Mara Mintzer

Mara Mintzer

CITY PLANNING PIONEER

Mara Mintzer is a founder and the director of Growing Up Boulder, Boulder’s child and youth-friendly city initiative,…

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Patrick Bultema

FOOD SYSTEMS VISIONARY

Patrick Bultema has served as CEO, Founder, and Executive Chairman of numerous companies, including FoodMaven, a…

Paula Stone Williams

Paula Stone Williams

COMPASSIONATE LEADER

Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams is the president of RLT Pathways, Inc., a non-profit providing counseling and…

Pink Hawks

Pink Hawks

AFROBEAT / CHICANO HIP-HOP ORCHESTRA

With a funky rhythmic sound embedded in psychedelic Afro-beat / Chicano Hip-Hop orchestra, Pink Hawks don’t want…

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Tamika D. Mallory

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE

Tamika D. Mallory, a 37-year-old mother to her teenage son and nationally recognized activist, is a champion of the new…

Tasha Eurich

Tasha Eurich

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

As a third-generation entrepreneur, Dr. Tasha Eurich was born with a passion for business, pairing her scientific savvy…

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Toluwanimi Obiwole

PERFORMANCE POET

Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet, organizer and educator, holding a degree…

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Travis Branam

INSPIRED EDUCATOR

Travis Branam is the co-founder of Vocal Coalition (VoCO), a youth choir that pairs middle and high school students…

Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival

STRING BAND

Since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival (TSR) has quickly become the…

Vocal COalition

Vocal Coalition

YOUTH CHOIR

Vocal Coalition (VoCO) connects middle and high school students with Colorado bands, songwriters, and hip-hop artists…

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