A TEDxBloomington Women event will take place 6 p.m. Thursday at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, centering around the theme “Bold + Brilliant.” Six women will share their stories and hope to inspire those in attendance.
This is TEDxBloomington’s third annual event aimed at showcasing women. Speakers include IU professors, students and alumni.
One of the speakers, Caroline Dowd-Higgins, has built an extensive career as a public speaker. Dowd-Higgins, an IU alumnus, generally targets women audiences and said she hopes to tell a story the audience can relate to.
“The branding and the power of a TEDx conference is outstanding,” Dowd-Higgins said. “It’s a powerful experience about sharing great ideas with the audience.”
For Jennifer Borland, a board member and the TEDxBloomington curator since 2012, one of the main objectives for the event is to have a positive influence on people’s lives. Borland said she believes the distinguished lineup of speakers will tie in perfectly with the “Bold + Brilliant” theme.
“Everyone is coming to see and support different people, and each speaker has a broad appeal and diverse viewpoint, so this event has something for everyone,” Borland said.
Kate Rosenbarger, an IU alumna, has been the executive director of TEDxBloomington since 2018 and said even though the event features women speakers, it is meant for anyone to attend.
“This TEDx event functions as an opportunity to have people come together and make new connections, and hopefully leave feeling inspired,” Rosenbarger said.
The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. Tickets are $15 for students with a student ID, while general admission tickets are $25. Tickets can be bought here.