November 10, 2018

Also featured this year:

Matt Bray

Eric Bischoff, Reality TV Producer | How the news media is stealing from the pro wrestling playbook

Moran Cerf, Ph.D., Neuroscientist | How to control your own reality with your mind

Jacyara de Oliveira, Mixologist | The secret to excellent service

Dr. Alison Escalante, Pediatrician | The parenting “shouldstorm”

Michelle Furlow, Emergency Preparedness Expert | A story of calamity to community to rocks

Monica Genta, Educator | How Starbucks could save education

Mark LaPenna, Space Communications Pioneer | Connecting the other half of the world

Vernon LaVia, Birder Superlister | Earth avoidance and the widening nature gap

Benny Lee, Incarceration Reentry Specialist | When do prisoners wrongs end and their rights begin?

Ian Maksin, Cellist, Composer, and Multilingual Vocalist | Respiro and Per Me, Per Te

Col. Jill Morgenthaler, Ret., Leadership Expert | A colonel defines disruptive leadership

Don Pettit, Ph.D., NASA Astronaut | Why the moon first

Anirudha Sumant, Ph.D., Superlubricity Materials Scientist | Superlubricity - near zero friction from nanodiamonds

Jodi Swanson, Artist | Where do the strong cry? A marriage ending photo.

Sarah Blossom Ware, Ph.D., Biohacker | Interview with a biohacker



NOVEMBER 10, 2017


Phil Boissiere, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist   |  "30 seconds to mindfulness"

Ben Bradley, Vanity Authority   |  "The narcissist deception"

Matt Bray, YouTube Star   |  "Viral stardom...from pervasive boredom"

Ralph Covert, Children's Rock Performer   |  "4 simple steps to writing a song"

Daryl Davis, Racial Conversationalist   |  "Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies"

Janet Derrick, Satiation Distributor   |  "Humanizing the impoverished by replacing food pantries"

Dr. Edward Ellison, Doctor Care Advocate   |  "Saving the lives of those who save lives"

Lynne Franklin, Persuasive Speaker   |  "Reading minds through body language"

Michaela Horn, Student Stress Researcher   |  "Teen stress from a teen perspective"

Robert Renteria, Civil Rights Activist    "From the barrio to the board room"

Dr. Volker Rose, Nanoscale Materials Physicist   |  "Combining nanoscale science"

Bohuslav (Bob) Rychlik, Slovakian Fujara Master   |  "Fujara and freedom"

Craig Sampson, Human-centered Designer   |  "The secret language of objects"

Subhi Khanna, Hindi Pop Jazz Artist   |  "My two lives and the musical fusion it created"

Hazel Wagner, Ph.D., Mind Mapper   |  "Want to learn better? Start with mind mapping."

Richard Wistocki, Internet Crimes Investigator   |  "Why you should be spying on your kids"

Rad Uncle, Improv Group   |  "An improvised summary of TEDxNaperville 2017"

Also featured this year:

Jeff Ash (Host)

Joaquin Garcia

Rajiv Halim

Jeremiah Hunt

Juan Pastor

Catherine Tilly



NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Roger Anderson, Legacy Telecommunications Privateer   |  "Telephone spam problem? Bring in the robots."

Mike Byster, Mental Mathematician   |  "Math tricks to make you look like a genius"

Seth Darling, Ph.D., Molecular Engineer   |  "Invisible water: The hidden virtual water market"

Dr. Richard Doss, Army Suicide Prevention Expert   |  "Trained not to cry: The challenge of being a soldier"

Daniel Geiter, Ed.D., Educator   |  "He who opens a school closes a prison"

Lena Hatchet, Ph.D., Bioethics Researcher and Public Health Advocate   |  "Distressed community solutions in plain sight"

Peter Himmelman, Singer/Songwriter and Television Composer   |  "Impermanent things"

Garry McCarthy, Former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department   |  "Legal cynicism: The greatest threat to policing"

Dale Obrochta, TEDxNaperville Idea Exposer   |  Performance

Adam Russo, Counselor   |  "Why we must teach our kids to fail"

Tim Ryan, Hope Dealer and Drug Rehabilitation Expert   |  "The heroin denial epidemic"

Josh Stumpenhorst, Educator   |  "A classroom-led solution for changing our school system"

Scott Tillema, Hostage Negotiator   |  "The secrets of hostage negotiators"

Also featured this year:

Lewis Achenbach

Jeff Ash (Host)

Dr. Laura Bokar

The Campaign for a New Naperville Flag Team - Connor Tenny, Andy Wang, Nathan Ashta, Haider Sarwar, Jack Penrose, and Ritvik Manda



NOVEMBER 6, 2015

Lewis Achenbach, Improvisational Artist   |  "Jazz Occurrence"

Meryl Davis, Olympic Figure Skater   |  "The two sides of gold"

Dr. Michelle Drouin, Relationships and Technology Expert   |  "Online love: We're playing the game, but what are the rules?"

Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., Microbial Ecologist and Educator   |  "Why getting dirty is the new clean"

Jill Howe, Storyteller   |  "Storytelling sessions: Telling your truth"

Kurt Melcher, Collegiate Esports Pioneer   |  "Gamers: The rising stars of collegiate athletics"

Rook Nelson, Skydiver   |  "Assembling the largest human puzzle at terminal velocity"

Trisha Prabhu, Teen anti-bullying Activist   |  "Hacking the adolescent brain to stop cyberbullying"

Jeff Wallace, Juvenile Rehabilitation Educator   |  "An insider's plan for rehabilitating the juvenile justice system"

Arden Warner, Ph.D., Physicist   |  "Solving an ecological disaster from your garage"

Also featured this year:

Eileen Dougharty

Cody Gough (Host)

Russ Riendeau, Ph.D.

Mark Schab

Marta Wilmes


NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Jeff Chamberlain, Energy Storage and Policy Expert   | "The energy 'Manhattan Project' that will change everything"

Chanson du Chat, Gypsy Jazz Musical Group   |  "The one man music genre"

John Coyle, Olympic Speed Skater and Horologist   |  "How to design moments that help you live (almost) forever"

Joselyn DiPetta, Diversity and Inclusion Expert   |  "The missing piece in the gender equality puzzle"

Steven DuPuis, Experience Designer   |  "Why companies get too big to care"

Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D., Race Researcher   |  "How to talk nasty about Asians without sounding racist"

Devorah Heitner, Technology Educator   |  "The challenges of raising a digital native"

Zainab Zeb Khan, Humanitarian and Artist   |  "How to fight injustice without saying a word"

Randy Lewis, Corporate Disability Pioneer   |  "Why I hired a workforce no one else wanted"

Joseph Lloyd, Cryptographer   |  "Welcome to the new digital oppression"

Russ Riendeau, Ph.D., TEDxNaperville Disruptor   |  Session one, Session two, Session three

Anthony Snape, Rock Musician   |  "Bringing the concert to the fans"

Brian Willis, Law Enforcement Officer   |  "The most dangerous weapon in law enforcement"

Also featured this year:

Dale Obrochta

Jill Salzman (Host)



NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Joe Abraham, Entrepreneur   |  "Finding your entrepreneurial DNA"

John Barley, Brewer   |  "The culture of beer"

Joshua Corman, Cybersecurity Expert   |  "Swimming with sharks: Security in the Internet of things"

Jim Elliot, Diver and Humanitarian   |  "Diving for therapy"

Julie Friedman Steele, Social Entrepreneur and Futurist   |  "3D printing: It's evolutionary"

Leah Guzowski, Scientific Strategist   |  "Rethinking energy"

Jeff Hyman, Fitness Technology Expert   |  "Fitnesstech"

Brendan Kiburg, Particle Physicist   |  "How moving a 45-ton magnet helps discover the universe"

Nick Sarillo, Restaurateur and Entrepreneur   |  "How to make a big little business"

Emerson Spartz, Web Mogul and Viral Media Expert   |  "Why things go viral (and how you can too)"

Dustin Thacker, Tinkerer and Educator   |  "An ode to the art of playfulness"

Katarina Visnevska and Zak "Fox" Jablow, Electric Violinist and DJ   |  "Connecting with music"



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NOVEMBER 8, 2012

Gunnar Branson, Real Estate Mogul   |  "Moore's Law of real estate"

John Coyle, Olympic Speed Skater and Horologist   |  "If at first you don't succeed..."

Rhon Daguro, Technologist and Entrepreneur   |  "Logically programming with emotion"

Wes Douglas, TEDxNaperville Idea Visualizer   |  Scribing Performance

Estesombelo, Experimental Ambient Rock Group   |  Performance

Dan Hooper, Ph.D., Particle Physicist   |  "The higgs boson: What we still don't know"

Benjie Hughes, Musical Collective Designer   |  "Fostering a new musical community"

Ian & Ani Duo, Classical Music Duo   |  "Our lives within classical music"

Megan Kashner, Social Entrepreneur   |  "The power of one"

Nicholas Percoco, Cybersecurity Expert   |  "Unlawful interception"

Dr. John Principe, Doctor and Chef   |  "Recipe for a healthier America"

Dominique Raccah, Publishing Entrepreneur   |  "The promise of digital books"

Rick Stevens, Microbiologist   |  "The Earth Microbiome Project"

Jeannie Walters, Customer Experience Expert   |  "Creating meaningful micro-engagements"

Also featured this year:

Lucas Segovia

Kara Zimmerman



NOVEMBER 11, 2011

Justin Ahrens, Humanitarian and Designer   |  "See different, do different"

Richard Godwin, Space Commercialization Expert   |  "Our next space journey"

Mark Hattas, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur   |  "Architect the future"

Richard Hill, Executive Consultant   |  "Consecrate the madness"

Tracey Hosey, Educator   |  "Foximus Prime"

Todd Kelsey, Nonprofit Visionary   |  "The nonprofit stock exchange"

Othar Lawrence, Extreme Athlete   |  "Redefining risk"

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, Psychologist and Happiness Coach   |  "The science and skill of happiness"

Thomas Negovan, Archaic Artist and Musician   |  "Creating the world's first album without using electricity"

Jill Salzman, Momtrepreneur   |  "Why moms make the best entrepreneurs"

Also featured this year:

Caitlin Eckdahl



MARCH 25, 2010

Bryan Campen, Futurist   |  "The Long Now Foundation"

Charlie Catlett, Computer Scientist   |  "Emergent technology and the fall of privacy"

Dr. Robert Wolcott, Innovation Expert   |  "Innovating your life"

Michael Kiefer, Digital Brand Protectionist   |  "It's only free if you want it to be"

Geoff Rhyne, Chef   |  "The slow food movement"

Harold Clampitt, RFID Consultant   |  "Ambient information: The DNA of decision making"

Todd Flaming, Technology Innovation Protection Lawyer   |  "The revolutionary app you already know"

Doug Sisterson, Meteorologist and Environmental Scientist   |  "Global warming: Real deal or good story?"

Naperville Central High School Drumshow   |  Performance