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TEDxIntuit – Kara DeFrias – Organizer

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Kara DeFrias is a force of nature. She’s been involved with TEDx since 2010, having worked at TEDxSanDiego and produced TEDxIntuit. She has many years experience producing big events, including the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Halftime show at the Superbowl, working with Sting, No Doubt, and Shania Twain. Wow. She currently runs her own Experience Design consultancy. She brings …

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TEDxNaperville Arthur Zards Organizer

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Arthur Zards is the organizer of TEDxNaperville and has been innovating with his team since 2009. He watched TED DVDs he’d borrow from friends who attended in Monterey. Since then, he’s done two TED talks, been to 20 events, and last year hosted an Adventure with 350 of his 750 attendees participating. Arthur loves sharing. He is just back from …

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TEDxKC – Mike Lundgren, Organizer

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Mike Lundgren is a nine-year veteran of TEDxKC (Kansas City), having produced almost 40 events. His 2017 event sold out in four minutes. They enjoy one of the most spectacular venues for a TEDx, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. They entertain and inspire 3,000 people and have over 30 different activities for attendees at the massive afterparty. Mike …