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 and get a sneak peek at the Civic Center on the day before TEDxFargo! We’ll also have day of registration open at 7:30am on July 26th. Name badges must be worn during the event to access the Civic Center arena and lunch.

Early Registration at the Civic Center

  • July 25   3:00pm – 7:00pm


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 mug/water bottle
  • An open mind


We’ll serve lunch outside on 2nd Ave North between Broadway and 5th St. We encourage you to enjoy your tasty entree and side dishes alongside friends old and new while sitting in the heart of downtown Fargo.  

See the lunch options below:
  • Ham + turkey wrap
  • Ham sandwich
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Quinoa bowl (vegan + gluten free)
The wraps and sandwiches are served with chips and a cookie, and the quinoa bowl meal includes a side salad and a cookie.


Experience your city in a new way through one of many TEDxFargo Adventures in the morning before the event starts. Adventures are for TEDxFargo ticketholders only, and space is limited for each adventure. For more information on the adventures and to sign up, click here. A few of the adventures include: 


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’ll go forth. 

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 concourse 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

Idea Activation Events

In addition to hearing ideas from the stage, we have a series of idea activation opportunities lined up for you during the week. Check them out below!

  • Folkways Night Bazaar | July 26th 5:00pm – 9:00pm | RSVP here | Who should come? Music + food + art + community lovers


*Schedule is subject to change.

7:30am  |  Registration begins

8:30am  |  Doors open for seating
9:00am  |  Session 1
>> Steven Villescas Jr.
>> Mary Ann Kristiansen
>> Rachel Webb
>> Brad Smith
>> Smita Garg
>> Barry Batcheller

10:30am  |  Morning Break

11:00am  |  Session 2
>> Jared Kamrowski
>> Jessica Metcalfe
>> Jerry White
>> Joseph Schoning
>> Sadiyo Hassan
>> Rich Karlgaard

12:15pm  |  Lunch

1:30pm  |  Session 3
>> Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson & Monique Lamoureux-Morando
>> Nick Ybarra
>> Pam York
>> Thamrong (Keng) Dechawuth
>> Candy Suiso
>> Michelle Lucas
>> Mike Sime

3:00pm  |  Afternoon Break

3:30pm  |  Session 4
>> Hamse Warfa
>> Ellen Solberg
>> Juliette Watt
>> Mark Sylvester