The TEDxFargo Experience

Below is some important information on what to expect for the week and day of TEDxFargo! If you have any other questions about the day, please feel free to reach out to us by emailing or messaging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Pick up your name badge early at pre-registration taking place at The Loretta Building, Suite 102 (210 Broadway N, Suite 102, Fargo, ND 58102). Be one of the first to pick up your name badge and pass the registration line on July 25th.

Pre-registration at the Loretta Building, Broadway, Suite 102

  • July 24th: 11am – 2pm & 4pm – 6pm

After you grab your name badge in the evening, join the community at the Right Up Your Alley Party, taking place behind the Loretta Building at Roberts Alley from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Registration open at 7am on July 25th. Name badges must be worn during the event to access the Civic Center arena and lunch.

 Registration at the Civic Center

  • July 25th: 7am – 8:30am


The Moorhead Center Mall offers free parking to TEDxFargo attendees. Hop aboard the free LinkFM bus at any of the three pick-up locations around the mall, and the LinkFM will drop off attendees just south of the Fargo Civic Center by the Fargo Public Library. Walk a half-block north and you’ll be in the midst of the TEDxFargo experience. For more information on parking in downtown Fargo, click here

What to Bring

  • Notebook + writing utensil
  • Coffee thermos and/or a water bottle
  • An open mind and ideas to share


Local chefs from Toasted Frog, Mezzaluna, Urban Foods, Nicole’s Fine Pastries, and Love in the Oven Bakery have crafted a unique, local lunch for TEDxFargo. You’ll be able to pick up lunch in the parking lot directly outside of the Civic Center. Seating for lunch is located on 2nd Ave, the Civic Center Parking lot, and on the Civic Lawn (we have picnic blankets!). We encourage you to join new and old friends as we sit down for lunch. You’ll be able to enjoy a Turkey Sandwich, Ham Sandwich, Club Wrap, or a Vegan + Gluten-Free Quoina Bowl. 


During the day-long event, we’ll plan a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break. In addition to snacks and beverages, we’ll have unique ways for you to interact with ideas, engage with attendees, and share how you plan on moving ideas forward!

Amenities + Necessities

TEDxFargo strives to be as inclusive as possible. These are a few of the necessities and amenities that will be provided at the event:

  • Nursing mothers room
  • Prayer room
  • Gender inclusive restroom
  • ASL interpreters

Should you need to use the nursing mothers room or the prayer room, please stop by the info table in the lobby of the Civic Center to receive information on how to access those rooms.

The ASL interpreters will be standing on a platform to the right of the stage (if you’re facing the stage). We will have seats in front reserved for guests who need ASL accommodations.

If you have have questions or would like more information about any of these things, please email


Experience your city in a new way through one of many TEDxFargo adventures! One thing different about adventures this year is that they’re spread out the week of TEDxFargo, not all on the morning of July 25th. Details on adventures can be found here – but we’ll hint at a few of the opportunities.

  • Rooftop Yoga
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of Downtown Fargo
  • Ladybosses Coffee Meetup 
  • Elevate: Crossfit Course
  • Plants for Patients
  • And More!

Community Events

In addition to hearing ideas from the stage, we have a series of community events lined up for you during the week. These are free or low cost events where we’ll have TEDxFargo speakers will be at! Learn more about these events here.

  • TEDxFargo: Forward with Accessibility | July 24th @ 8:00am – 10:00am | Register
  • 1 Million Cups with Aneela Idnani | July 24th @ 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Opportunity Zone Forum with John Lettieri | July 24th @ 1:00pm – 6:00pm | Register
  • Strong Women, Strong Coffee with Aneela Idnani and Annie Wood | July 26th @ 8:30am – 9:30am | Register


*note: the schedule is subject to change

7:00am – Registration begins at the Civic Center

8:00am – Doors Open for Seating

8:30am – Session 1

  • Dave O’Hara
  • Ashley Morken
  • Marshall Johnson
  • Bjorn Hunstad
  • Dave St. Peter
  • Aneela Idnani
  • Dave Powers
  • Randy Thomas

10:15am – Morning Break

11:00am – Session 2

  • Dough Hanson
  • John Leitteri
  • Allison Barmann
  • Eunice Kayitare
  • Susan Hyatt
  • William Moyer
  • Lonnie Dupree

12:15pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Session 3

  • Sady Paulson + Marc Coppin
  • Craig Rupp
  • Heather Watson
  • Officer Micheal Bloom
  • Jean Zimmerman
  • Dr. Corey Steiner
  • Erika Engle Angle

3:00pm – Break

3:30pm – Session 4

  • MSUM Steel Drum Band
  • Michelle Kommer
  • Kent Pekel
  • Dzwie Ntaba
  • David Richman
  • Annie Wood

4:45pm – Farewell and Closing


Read about our 2019 Speakers & Performers here.