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First-ever TEDxTahoeCity set for Saturday; topic is ‘relationships’

Special to the Sun

This weekend, Tahoe City hosts its own TEDx event, formally called TEDxTahoeCity.

TEDx programs in general are designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. The "x" stands for independently organized.

TEDxTahoeCity is organized by members of the grassroots Go Bigger Coalition movement, and will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City.

Featuring 15 speakers hailing from the Tahoe City, Truckee, Reno the Bay Area and East Coast, the event's theme is "Relationships."

The theme was chosen by organizers as a platform that allows speakers and the audience to dig deeper into the internal and external factors that shape relationships.

According to the organizers, TEDxTahoeCity will explore the concept of "relationships" and our connections and responses we have to things we come in contact with every day, including our children, our sports, music and dance, our environment, our culture and even our own death.

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Audience is limited to 100 people who will be part of a live production filmed and available for general public to watch on Livestream, and at a later date, via YouTube.

Speakers include Dr. Robb Gaffney, Moody's Bistro owner JJ Morgan and Headwaters Institute Executive Director Meg Seifert, along with Stanford lecturer, filmmaker and author Andrew Todhunter and former ski Olympian Edie Thys Morgan.

The event sold out on Tuesday. Visit tedxtahoecity.com for details and to livestream the event.

This article was provided by the Go Bigger Coalition. Find the group on Facebook to learn more.

Editor’s note

This story was originally published at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. Roughly 2.5 hours later, the Sun received word the event had sold out.

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More online

Visit bit.ly/2cGQSxb to read a Sierra Sun feature story from December on the formation of the Go Bigger Coalition.