Invented Here: TedX at the Winspeare Opera House Dec. 6!


TedX Turtle Creed Women GraphicI’m starting to get excited about the TedX Turtle Creek Women event on December 6. My friend Cynthia Heyn is one of the organizers, and like everything she’s part of it’s sure to be professional and well organized.

This year’s theme for TEDx events is “Invented Here”, and it’s a must-attend event for anyone who is serious about a management career, or is considering starting a new business.  The Dallas event is one of more than 150 TEDx events around the world on the same day that will celebrate invention in all its forms — not just technology and physical objects, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. It’s a chance to be part of a truly global conversation with participants from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul, all celebrating inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders.

CareStarter CEO Lamarque Polvado

Lamarque Polvado, CEO of CareStarter and Founder of the Connections Project.

While I’m not presenting, my friend Lamarque Polvado is. He’s one of just two men presenting at the Dallas event. Lamarque is the CEO and founder of CareStarter, one of the Health Wildcatters start-ups I’ve been mentoring (and in which I am a small investor). CareStarter is an amazing resource for the families of children who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness — it’s the information resource I’d have killed for a few years ago when our family was fighting for the care and resources we needed after one of my granddaughter’s had a stroke during heart surgery.

If you’re in Dallas on December 6, join me at the Tech Church for a watch party where you can see all of the amazing Dallas presenters for this event. Here are all the details of the live event — just 100 tickets are available for that — and the watch party sponsored by Health Wildcatters, along with a list of speakers.

Live event details:

  • TEDxTurtleCreekWomen*
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013
  • Nancy Hamon Hall @ The Winspear Opera House
  • 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Health Wildcatters Watch Party:

  • Health Wildcatters — at The Tech Church
  • 2700 Fairmount Street, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Live streaming the entire TedXTurtleCreekWomen event.

The TEDxTurtleCreekWomen 2013 presenters are:

  • Mindy Audlin is the founder and Spiritual Leader for SpiritualityToday.TV, a non-denominational ministry bringing a contemporary spiritual message to the mainstream.
  • Brooke Boyarsky is a 2013 Harvard Business School MBA grad, where her class was intently studied by school officials regarding gender roles. A native Texan, she returned to Dallas to work for a large, international consulting firm.
  • Phyllis Cole is the mother of 7-year-old triplets with 15 years of experience in publishing who currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CultureMap Dallas.
  • Catherine Cuellar serves as executive director of the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous cultural neighborhood in the United States, which serves as the world headquarters of the Global Cultural District Network.
  • Shama Kabani is the Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and business strategist for the digital age.
  • Tammy Kling works with the homeless and gang members, through a life skills writing workshop designed for restoration of individuals and families.
  • Eve Mayer is the author of Get it Girl Guide to Online Dating and Sextiquette. She is a divorced Mom, a CEO and a humorist.
  • Karen McCrocklin is on a mission to celebrate the gift of being gay. She is a filmmaker, radio host, and community activist.
  • Jeff McKissack is a noted authority in the field of crime prevention with a unique background in both the psychological as well as physical aspects of personal defense.
  • Jacqueline Moore is a professor of history at Austin College and advocate for general education reform in the American higher education system.
  • Kimberly Olson opened doors for women as one of the first female pilots in the military. As a retired U.S. Colonel, author and CEO/President of Grace After Fire, an organization for women Veterans, she advocates to influence policy on behalf of thousands of women veterans.
  • Lamarque Polvado is the executive director of the Connections Project, which is focused on changing the way families are educated about a child’s chronic illness diagnosis, and founder of the tech startup CareStarter focused on improving the delivery of healthcare information.
  • Tina Slinker was a pioneer in women’s athletics as a member of the first professional women’s basketball league and now serves as Athletic Director at the Hockaday School. After experiencing loss on many levels, she talks about how to live a more powerful life in the face of adversity.
  • Thelma Wells broke barriers in the motivational/public speaker industry as the first Black woman in the South to organize her own international speaking and consulting company. She has more than 30 years of experience traveling around the globe talking to corporations and organizations, and developing speakers.
  • Bethany Williams is a personal brand expert, powerhouse speaker, published author, CEO ‘whisperer’, and healthcare IT executive, passionate about helping women find their best path as they strive to climb the corporate ladder.

About debmcalister

I'm a Dallas-based marketing consultant and writer, who specializes in helping start-up technology companies grow. I write (books, articles, and blogs) about marketing, technology, and social media. This blog is about all of those -- and the funny ways in which they interesect with everyday life. It's also the place where I publish general articles on topics that interest me -- including commentary about the acting and film communities, since I have both a son and grandson who are performers.
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