TEDxFolsom Announces Speakers For Reimagine Event January 21, 2023 November 29, 2022 Folsom, California – TEDxFolsom is an independently organized event licensed by TED, which will feature local voices and leading experts under REIMAGINE. TEDxFolsom is thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for this inaugural live-person event at the Harris Center for the Arts. The theme for TEDxFolsom is REIMAGINE. TEDxFolsom hopes speakers, collaborators, partners, and attendees will collaborate to REIMAGINE concepts that creatively improve our collective future. Reimagining something is the convergence of the “as-is” and new possibilities. The fundamental goal of TEDxFolsom is to cultivate and spread great ideas within our community and beyond. TEDxFolsom aims to provide a platform where local and global thinkers, visionaries, and innovators will both receive and offer inspiration. TEDxFolsom believes thinking and discussing are inseparable. All great ideas deserve talk time – beginning the moment they take hold in our minds – as they evolve and expand over time. TEDxFolsom wants exciting concepts to proliferate throughout our community resulting in a matrix of individual perspectives strengthened through robust discussion. TEDxFolsom is dedicated to providing a variety of voices and topics that will garner deeper discussion after the event. The dynamic speaker lineup for the inaugural event at the Harris Center allows TEDxFolsom to accomplish this goal. The speakers for TEDxFolsom include the following: Dr. David Lubarsky Dr. Regina F. Lark Dr. Tamu Green Imari Tuakli Nathan A. Stuck Priyam Baruah Julian Sarafian Kellita Maloof Jess Michaels Kim Stevens Jeremy Jacobson Keenan Davis “TEDxFolsom will serve as a platform to engage and elevate voices for change, progress, innovation, and abundance, to shape and reshape how our community can inspire others and join together. I aim to grow the impact of TEDxFolsom over the next five years to help us reach 10,000 individuals in Northern California through our live events and 2 million global citizens through our videos, showcasing all our special community has to offer,” stated Matthew Loughran, TEDxFolsom Executive Director. Join TEDxFolsom on January 21, 2023, to explore and experience the opportunities and possibilities to reimagine our human and societal experiences. Be inspired by thought-provoking ideas larger than ourselves and help reframe our vision of what is possible. The speakers will shake up our concepts of what is and what can be through the theme of REIMAGINE. For more information on partnering with TEDxFolsom or attending the event, please visit https://tedxfolsom.com Join our digital conversation, follow TEDxFolsom on: https://www.instagram.com/tedxfolsom/ and https://www.facebook.com/tedxfolsom/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available free on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted. Matthew Loughran, EMBAMatthew is the Executive Director of TEDxFolsom, an accomplished senior executive and social impact entrepreneur in the emerging technology field. Matthew is the principal at FounderX.co, a startup growth agency, and Midtown West, a Web3 and innovation-focused media firm. In addition, he serves as executive advisor to social impact, fintech, and mobility startups, a blockchain smart contract audit and cyber security firm, and boards of non-profits. Matthew possesses a history of multilateral stakeholder alignment across public, private, and faith-based sectors leveraging technology for social impact. Matthew is a Humanity 2.0 Patron Council member, a member of the Forbes Impact Community, and a recipient of the Laudato Si Impact Award in coordination with The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Matthew holds a B.S. in Biology and Marketing from Loyola University Maryland and an Executive M.B.A. from Washington State University. In addition, Matthew is a certified Impact Measurement and Management specialist for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Matthew also holds multiple certifications in strategic board service, including long-term growth, M&A strategy, cybersecurity, and strategic communications. Matthew is a respected contributor to many business publications and believes companies can deliver top-tier products and services while operating with a double or triple bottom line approach.