UW-River Falls to Host TEDx Event Feb. 27

February 11, 2016 -- A free public event, TEDxUWRiverFalls, is being hosted Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1-5 p.m. in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature UW-River Falls student and distinguished alumni voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of "Ideas Worth Spreading."

The free event requires pre-registration to attend and includes refreshments and networking opportunities.

Distinguished UW-River Falls alumni scheduled to speak include Mark Lacek and Cathy Wurzer.

Lacek, '79, is co-founder of BidPal Technologies, which specializes in wireless devices for charitable and silent auctions. He is also current managing partner of Denali Marketing, and cofounder of Bonfire Partners, a full service loyalty and brand-marketing agency.

Wurzer, '92, hosts Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television as well as Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition. Her book, "Tales of the Road: Highway 61," was published in 2008 by Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark 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 self-organized.  Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

For more information, including a list of speakers and event schedule updates, and to register to attend TEDxUWRiverFalls, visit

Registration is now available here. The event will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

For questions or necessary accommodations, email or call 715-425-4444.

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