2014 Event Information

8:00-5:00 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre on July 25, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Whether trying rooftop yoga, extracting your DNA, touring a jet center, trying a new type of art, or enjoying playground crossfit, you will find some way to experience Fargo in a completely different way. Adventures are designed to provide attendees an opportunity to try something they’ve never done before. After you secure your TEDxYouth@Fargo ticket, go to our ticket page to claim your spot.

Lunch & Registration
As Adventures wrap up, we will welcome attendees to the Fargo Theatre to enjoy a meal and start connecting with their fellow attendees. This will be an opportunity to meet and interact with your fellow TEDsters before the speakers take the stage. 

The Talks
Each of our 10 speakers will have up to 18 minutes to share their TED idea. Many of these speakers come from across the region, but many hail from our own backyards. Aligning with TEDxYouth@Fargo’s theme, On Purpose, each speaker will share how they lead their lives with purpose and intent. Below you will see their bios to learn more about them!


Amber Kraft – Serves on the National Federation of the Blind, starting a Bismarck chapter
Andrina Brogden – American Idol finalist
Brooke Kupcho – Co-founder of Wolftree magazine
Cam Adair – Coach for those struggling with destructive video game addiction
Irene Fernando – Co-founder of Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF)
Joe Burgum – Founding Student at the Experience Institute, previous curator of TEDxYouth@Fargo
Kelci Bryant – Two-time Olympic diver, 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the women’s synchronized 3 meter springboard
Levi Bachmeier – Member of Teach for America, Social Studies Department Chair at Crazy Horse High School in South Dakota
Madison Barney –  Student and international traveler
Stephanie Goetz – News anchor and founder of a mental health non-profit