TEDx UW-Green Bay 2022 speakers announced

Tickets on sale now for the event at Theatre on the Bay on UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus

GREEN BAY – The Weidner and UW-Green Bay staff are please to the 2022 speakers for TEDxUW-Green Bay. The fourth annual TEDxUW-Green Bay event will be held for the first time in Theatre on the Bay located on UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

Tickets for TEDxUW-Green Bay 2022 are on sale now through Ticket Star at WeidnerCenter.com, TicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071.

2022 TEDxUW-Green Bay Speakers

Zachary Baeseman, MD, MPH. FAAFP

Healthcare and Humanity: One Rural Family Doctor’s Simple, Hopeful Prescription

Zach grew up in Edgar, a rural town in central Wisconsin.  He currently practices rural full-scope family medicine in Wild Rose and is an executive physician leader in his healthcare organization.  Zach is a firm believer that physicians hold an obligation not only to their patients, but to their community; and that self-knowledge is a keystone for discovering compassion and awareness.

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April Hansen

Don’t Round Your Edges – How to Stand Out at Work

April Hansen is a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce expert and hyper growth business executive inspired by everyday leaders who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive even through chaos. From being a nurse in a small town to helping lead the largest deployment of healthcare personnel in our nation’s history, April has unearthed key insights on the art and science of creating happier careers and healthier workplaces where we all reach our full potential.

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Organization: Aya Healthcare

Todd Mayhew

Sustainable Agriculture Production: Myths, Realities, and Society’s Expectations

A native of Marinette, WI, Todd discovered his passion for agriculture while at UW-Madison.  Todd has an Associate’s degree from UWGB-Marinette campus (formerly UWC-Marinette), Bachelor of Agriculture from UW-Madison and a Master’s degree in Entomology also from UW-Madison and has a 30-year career in agriculture research and agri-business management in the US and Canada.

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Chuck Salewsky

Managing Change is a Full-Time Job

With more than 30 years of experience in the professional beauty industry, Chuck Salewsky has consulted with almost every major brand on packaging, product introductions, channel partner selections, and acquisition candidates. For the majority of his career, he ran one of the largest family-owned distributors in the industry that was acquired in 2010. The distributor set new standards in the beauty business by deploying technology that increased service levels and sped up execution strategies, thus redefining the rules for servicing the beauty professional. iBeAuthentic was born from the desire to continue those professional beauty partnerships and accelerate the acceptance, deployment, and execution of technology to expand their reach and enhance their ability to provide service levels typically expected in the beauty consumer world, but not often found in the beauty “business to business” environment. “We want to be disruptive, but respectful to the ethos of the beauty professionals that have created an industry of constant change and opportunity.”

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Organization: iBeAuthentic

Kelli Strickland

Who Cares About the Arts?

Kelli’s introduction to the power of the arts occurred when she played Chilly Willy, a ghost with a cold, in her 5th Grade play Haunts for Hire. Forty-one years later, her professional experience in the field has included working in smaller producing theatres, larger presenting institutions, higher education and plenty of years spent in the hustle as a freelance artist, teaching artist and consultant.  She is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of The Weidner at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and serves the sector that she loves as an arts leader, educator, speaker and coach.

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Organization: The Weidner, UW-Green Bay

TEDxUW-Green Bay is a self-organized program founded in 2018, which provides the chosen presenters with the opportunity to work with Content and Presentation coaches to develop their TEDx Talks for the event. All TEDxUW-Green Bay Talks are filmed by a professional video crew and are posted on official TEDx platforms. Visit TEDxUWGreenBay.com for more information on TEDxUW-Green Bay, our 2022 line-up of speakers and to watch all previous TEDxUW-Green Bay talks.

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Tickets for TEDxUW-Green Bay 2022 at Theatre on the Bay, UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus are on sale now through Ticket Star at WeidnerCenter.comTicketStarOnline.com or by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071.

About Theatre on the Bay

Theatre on the Bay is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, offering adults and youth opportunities to participate in theatrical productions. Since 1966, Theatre on the Bay has been a community treasure in Marinette with its home stage on the Marinette Campus.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information visit WeidnerCenter.com and sign-up to receive The Weidner Wire newsletter.








About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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.)

About TEDTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work, a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.

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