For the first time in five years, a nonprofit group will be hosting a TED talk in downtown Billings at the Babcock Theatre.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb 27, 2021.
According to organizers with the nonprofit, TEDxBillings, TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline. This includes topics regarding technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development, etc.
TED- which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design- grants licenses to allow local communities to organize TED-like events in their area.
For Billings, the theme for the TEDx event will be “Inspiration Under the Big Sky: Staying True to our Roots While Developing Our Future.”
Organizers of the event announced that there will be only 100 tickets sold. 100 additional tickets will be sold for a satellite event at the Pub Station where the event will be live-streamed.
Sixteen presenters will be speaking at the Babcock including:
· Tim Pollard, the founder and CEO of Oratium and the author of The Compelling Communicator
· Chrissy Pratt, executive director of Elephation, a nonprofit dedicated to consulting elephant-welfare organizations on improving the lives and welfare of elephants in care through science and compassion
· Sherry Winn, the founder of The Winning Leadership Company, a two-time Olympian, National Basketball Coach of the Year, and an Amazon Three-Time Best Selling Author
· William Henry, the Founder of Be Better World, an anti-bullying campaign, and the Owner of the Big Sky Ballin’ sports organization as well as several other local small businesses.
Organizers said the last twelve speakers will be announced via TEDXBillings social media platforms.
TEDxBillings will also host three salon events prior to the main one at the Babcock. The first salon event will be held Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be priced at $20.