Arthur Zards - TEDxNaperville Organizer

ARTHUR ZARDS
Founder, Curator & Executive Director


Arthur is the President and Co-founder of XNet, a data center services company based in Lisle. He founded TEDxNaperville to share his passion for powerful ideas and to re-brand the Chicago area beyond its perception as a flyover region.

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James Chesterfield - TEDxNaperville Organizer

JAMES CHESTERFIELD
Director
Visual Design


James specializes in taking complex ideas and making them beautifully simple. He’s passionate about the creativity TED inspires and has been working as the conference’s producer and lead visual designer since 2011, designing everything from badges to the theme.

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NADIA KOLIGMAN
Director
Experience Design


Nadia is the founder of Dreamnautics Media, a company that creates and publishes self-help tools for life design and personal development. She brings her expertise to creating engaging experiences for TEDxNaperville attendees and designing our venue.

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TRISH BOERSMA
Director
Adventures


Trish has shared her project management, collaboration, and problem solving skills with TEDxNaperville the past few years. Always willing to jump in and get things done, she creatively addresses challenges while elevating people, process, and products.

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LIZ KARSTEN
Director
Project Management


A passionate TEDxer, when Liz isn’t working as a Heathcare IT recruiter, she’s is listening to podcasts and online talks. As a newcomer to the Naperville-area, she’s excited to immerse herself in the community and to contribute her passion to this year’s conference.

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OMAR SANDOVAL
Director
Partnerships


Omar is the founder of InnovativeBlue IT, an IT services, implementation, and process improvement company in Montgomery, IL. He’s passionate about the community TEDxNaperville builds and enjoys the atmosphere created by so many great minds in one room.

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BEN WECHSLER
Director
Community Development


Ben develops and consults professionals who want to transform their careers and organizations. He brings his expertise in change management, creative problem solving, team building, and corporate culture transformation to TEDxNaperville organizing the volunteers.

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WALT HENRY
Director
Marketing & Outreach


Walt is Director of Field Marketing for the Midwest Region of Dunkin’ Donuts. He brings decades of experience marketing well-known consumer brands to TEDxNaperville and is excited to leverage his talents to increase awareness and community engagement.

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