2018 Conference Details Coming Soon

2017 Speakers & Performers

PHIL BOISSIERE

Psychotherapist

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BEN
BRADLEY

Vanity Authority

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MATT
BRAY

YouTube Personality

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RALPH
COVERT

Children’s Rock Performer

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DARYL
DAVIS

Unorthodox Racial Conversationalist

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JANET DERRICK

Satiation Distributor

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DR. ED ELLISON

Doctor Culture Advocate

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LYNNE FRANKLIN

Persuasive Communicator

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DANIEL GEITER, ED.D.

Educator (Alumnus speaker update)

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MICHAELA HORN

Peer-to-peer Advocate

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ROBERT RENTERIA

Civil Rights Leader

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DR. VOLKER ROSE

Nanoscale Materials Physicist

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TIM
RYAN

Hope Dealer (Alumnus speaker update)

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BOHUSLAV (BOB) RYCHLIK

Slovakian Fujara Master

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CRAIG SAMPSON

Human-centered Designer

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CATHERINE TILLY

Full Spectrum Artist

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SUBHI

Hindi Pop Jazz Artist

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HAZEL WAGNER, PH.D.

Mind Mapper

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RICHARD WISTOCKI

Internet Crimes Investigator

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JEFF
ASH

Host

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Current Conference Updates

TEDxNaperville 2017 will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Yellow Box in Naperville. Time will be announced soon. Sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all conference activities. Check out our FAQs for answers to our most-asked questions.

 

TEDxNaperville Adventures

All 2017 Adventures Now Full!

Adventures are specially-designed, mentally-stimulating excursions to local, suburban Chicago hotspots the morning of the conference. One Adventure is included for free as part of your TEDxNaperville ticket and is selected during purchase. Adventures change annually and offer exciting journeys into local businesses, community organizations, and scientific institutions doing fascinating work.

Signing Up

You’ll select an Adventure to attend during your ticket purchase. Some Adventures sell out quickly, so buy early to get your first pick.

Time & Location

Meeting details will be emailed to you 1-2 weeks before the conference. Most Adventures run 9-11am before the conference.

Attending

You’re responsible for travel to and from your Adventure. All Adventures are within 35 min. driving range of the conference.

Access

Only those signed up for a specific Adventure will have access to it. No walk-ins allowed.

 

 

Argonne National Laboratory
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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FONA Science of Flavor Tour
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IN2 at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
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Naperville Public (95th Street) Library & Tech Buffet
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Launch Digital Workspace & Lunch
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Solemn Oath Brewery
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Sourcebooks Book Publisher
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Make-It-Here MakerSpace
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Partners & Forward-thinking Brands


Below are the forward thinking brands that have been accepted as partners in propelling the Chicago area idea revolution. Visit our partner page to learn more about the incredible benefits of becoming a partner.

Visionary Partners

Mentor Partners

2017 Official IT Provider
2017 VIP Party Sponsor
Fabio Brancati, Associate

Supporter Partners

Our Conference Space

The Yellow Box – 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540

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The Yellow Box (Community Christian Church) is a beautiful, high-tech community center in the heart of Naperville, just 25 miles southwest of Chicago. In 2015, we moved to this venue to meet the needs of our growing organization while maintaining intimacy and our mission of sharing ideas worth spreading.

Note: Though owned by Community Christian Church, the Yellow Box is a community center and will be used as such for our conference. TEDxNaperville follows TED’s guidelines of sharing ideas without religious, political, or corporate influence.

Features

  • Modern, open design
  • State-of-the-art audio and video systems
  • 1100-seat auditorium with stadium seating
  • VIP seating areas and balcony
  • Full-service cafe
  • Gymnasium with secondary stage
  • Free, on-site parking