The TEDxFargo Experience

Thank you to the nearly 2000 attendees who spent the day hearing ideas worth spreading. The TEDxFargo team continues to be committed to providing a world-class experience for our community. Thank you for joining us to enjoy a day of ideas shared from stage, local favorite eats and drinks, an infusion of the arts, and unique surprises all woven together to create your TEDxFargo experience. Our team is already thinking about an event in 2018 – stay tuned for more details.


Pick up your name badge and get a sneak peek at the Civic Center on the 25th and 26th of July. We’ll also have registration open at 7am on July 27th. Name badges must be worn during the event to access the Civic Center arena and lunch.

Early Registration at the Civic Center

  • July 25: 3pm – 7pm
  • July 26: 11am – 2pm, 4pm – 7pm


The Moorhead Center Mall offers free parking to TEDxFargo attendees. Then hop aboard the free LinkFM bus at any of the three pick-up locations around the mall. 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.


Local chefs lead by Alyssa Miller have crafted a unique, local lunch for TEDxFargo. 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.  Need a vegan or gluten free meal? We’ve got you covered.


Experience your city in a new way through one of many TEDxFargo adventures in the morning before the event starts. Details on adventures are provided after purchasing a ticket – but we’ll hint at a few of the opportunities.

  • Roof Top Yoga
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of Downtown Fargo
  • Love Your City Experiments
  • Group Bike Ride
  • Crafts ‘n’ Candy
  • And More!


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 what you are for.

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 em out below!

  • Makewell Meetup with Melody Warnick | July 26th 5:00pm – 6:00pm | RSVP here | Who should come? Makers + community builders
  • 1 Million Cups with Mert Hilmi Iseri | July 26th 9:00am – 10:30am | RSVP here | Who should come? Entrepreneurs + tech community
  • Drone Focus Monthly with Stuart Munsch | July 25th @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | RSVP here | Who should come? UAS industry enthusiasts
  • Folkways House Concert with James Lanman | July 26th @ 7:30pm | RSVP here | Who should come? Music + community lovers
  • Fargo Coffee Brewer’s Championship | July 26th @ 6:00pm | RSVP here | Who should come? Anyone who makes or drinks coffee (so everyone)
  • Invest FM | July 25th 4:30pm – 7:00pm | RSVP here | Who should come? Foundations + impact investors

TEDConnect App: Schedule and Conference Info

Download TEDConnect and navigate the conference like a boss

TEDConnect is a free app, available on iOS and Android, that caters to TED and TEDx attendees. It helps you keep in touch with other conference guests, keep track of the program, meet new friends, and learn about your favorite speakers.

To get started with TEDConnect:

  1. First, you need a account. If you don’t have one, sign up here using  the email you used to register for TEDxFargo. (It’s free!)

  2. Download the TEDConnect app (available in iOS App Store, or in the Google Play Store.)

  3. Log into TEDConnect with the same login info as your account.*

  4. Update your profile, meet other attendees, and explore the program!

    *If you already have a account and it’s different than the one you used to register for TEDxFargo, let us know at info[at] and we can update the email tied to your registration.


*subject to change

7am – Registration at the Civic Center

8:30am – Doors Open for Seating

9am – Session 1 Begins

  • Kathryn Helgaas Burgum
  • Sam Reid
  • Felecia Hatcher
  • Wendy Guillies
  • Mert Hilmi Iseri
  • Andy Maus
  • Kelly Krenzel

10:30am – Break

11am – Session 2 Begins

  • Rear Admiral Stuart Munsch
  • Lt. Governor Donna Lynne
  • Bridget McManamon
  • Kevin Wang
  • Dr. Ali Fadlallah
  • Sister Thomas Welder

12:15pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Session 3 Begins

  • Anish Shroff
  • Dr. Michael Burns
  • Kitty Westin
  • Natesho Ulow
  • Kevin Peterson
  • Steve Gadlin

3pm – Break

3:30pm – Session 4 Begins

  • Chef Gavin Kaysen
  • Melody Warnick
  • Mark Hurlburt
  • Adelynn Mrosko
  • Steve Rohr

4:45pm – Farewell and Closing