TEDxUW-Green Bay 2021 Speakers Announced

Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday, August 24 at 11:00 AM

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to announce the 2021 speakers for TEDxUW-Green Bay. The third annual TEDxUW-Green Bay will be held in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s TEDxUW-Green Bay theme is RESILIENCE. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m. at TicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071

2021 TEDxUW-Green Bay Speakers:

Hannah Beauchamp-Pope | Healing Us, Healing America
Born and raised in the city of Green Bay, Hannah is a junior studying Democracy & Justice Studies and Psychology, while minoring in Sociology and Anthropology. She represents UW-Green Bay as the 2021 Newman Civic Fellow, LIT College Fellow, and Vice President of the Black Student Union. Outside of school she works as a legal intern at the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak, & Jerry. The 20-year old holds strong passion for advocating for social and racial justice in her community

Alexandra Campion | The Language of Social Justice
Alexandra Campion is a Marketing and Communications Recruitment Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Admissions. She generates content and executes marketing campaigns that introduce prospective students to UW-Green Bay and higher education while striving to eliminate barriers for first-generation and/or minority students as they embark on their higher education journey. After photographing the Kenosha, Wisconsin marches for Jacob Blake in 2020, Alexandra became entrenched in the fight for racial equity – both locally and nationally.

Anna Destree | COVID-19: Leading Public Health and Remaining Resilient
Anna Destree (Nick) is a Public Health Officer and Administrator for a local Public Health Department in Northeast Wisconsin. Anna has worked in Public Health since 2005, starting her career as a Public Health Educator focused on Public Health Emergency Preparedness, and later promoted to Public Health Officer in 2016. In addition to her role as local Public Health Officer, Anna has led several community campaigns including “Do1Thing” and “This is Public Health.”  Anna also served briefly as Vice President of the Region 3 Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition. For the past year and a half, Anna has led a team of public health professionals, and worked together with healthcare and community partners, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at a local level.

Robert Hornacek | The Future of Hunger Relief Isn’t About Food
After spending two decades as a broadcast journalist and investigative reporter, Robert Hornacek entered the world of hunger relief in 2019. He currently serves as the assistant executive director of Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Paul’s Pantry operates a full scale, free grocery store for people in need. The pantry, whose motto is “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors,” is supported entirely by community donations. Robert and his wife have four sons. He also serves as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.

Vicki Medland | Nature’s Insensible Loss
Vicki Medland grew up in urban Milwaukee, but much of her childhood memories are from time spent wandering her grandparents’ lakefront and forest properties where she learned to identify wildflowers and insects. Her love of nature led her to pursue degrees in zoology and ecology studying human impacts on the ecology of wetlands. She spent 20 years as an instructor and as the Associate Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW—Green Bay where she taught courses in biology and environmental science, directed student internships and led outreach efforts to help people understand, appreciate, and value biodiversity and the natural world around them. She continues her biodiversity journey as a writer, illustrator, university instructor, and adjunct curator in the Richter Natural History Museum.

Daniel Moore | National Parks: Searching for the Sublime
Dan Moore is a Photographer/Videographer at UW-Green Bay and an award-winning landscape photographer, specializing in images of our National Parks. Dan graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Integrated Communication and a minor in two-dimensional art.

Oneida Smoke Dancers with Michelle Danforth-Anderson | Indigenous Generational Resilience
Within all of us is a fire, call it your spiritual gauge. For the Oneida – On^yote?a*ka (oh-ne-ode-ah-gah) People of the standing stone, our history and fire has existed since the beginning of time.  As Oneida people, we carry generational trauma, sacrifice and good times with us into the future. As we say “for the 7th generation”, it is what drives us to continue to exist.  One of the traditions is Smoke Dancing.  Considered a war dance to help prepare for battle, the dance later honored those who came before.

Michelle Danforth is the Marketing & Tourism Director for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.  She is a regional Emmy nominated film Producer of documentary films and has been with Oneida Nation for 13 years.  Creativity has no limits in her management roll at Oneida Big Bear Media.  Big Bear is composed of Oneida Tourism, print & mail operation, and tribal newspaper. Her team has developed a traditional long house and log home site for tourists to visit, as well as the largest online timeline document archive of any tribe in the U.S. The focus for the future is to create media utilizing technology for education, preservation, entertainment and tourism.

Visit TEDxUWGreenBay.com for more information on TEDxUW-Green Bay, our 2021 line-up of speakers and to watch all previous TEDxUW-Green Bay talks.



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