Harambee Hosts Milwaukee’s First TEDx Event


Photo courtesy of TEDx Milwaukee

Photo courtesy of TEDx Milwaukee

It’s official: Milwaukee is now on the TEDx (Technology Entertainment and Design program that is area specific and independently organized) map. In early May 2013, the neighborhood of Harambee hosted the city of Milwaukee’s first TEDx event in front of a sold out crowd at a small venue north of downtown.

In all, the event featured 10 presentations from 13 guest speakers including Emmanuel Pratt, executive director of the Sweetwater Foundation and Mike Lovell, chancellor or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee around the theme of STEAM. Using a blended disciplinary approach, STEAM aims to tackle social, economic, and environmental challenges through science, technology, engineering, arts, and music.

Milwaukee Joins the Ranks

For those unable to attend the free event, presentations were streamed live at viewing parties at Bucketworks, a collaborative workspace, and the Hudson Business Lounge and Espresso Bar. Since 2009, TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that help spread ideas and spark discussions in small groups, has spread to more than 1,2000 cities in 133 countries worldwide. Looks like you’re in good company, Milwaukee.

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