Food Trucks will be available for you to purchase food - before the event from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and at intermission.

  • French Crepes KC
  • Humdinger Food Truck

Beer, Wine, Ice Tea, and Water are complimentary.


Congratulations to KCKCC's Breania Rocha

for submitting the winning design!

We are looking for volunteers to help with the TEDxWyandotte event (registrations, set-up, tear-down, etc). 
Time - March 8, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
You will receive a t-shirt and ticket for the event.

We are looking for two (2) volunteer photographers (one for candid shots, one for speaker shots during the talks).  
Time - March 8, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
You will receive a t-shirt and ticket for the event. 

TEDxWyandotte 2018

8 March - 6:30 p.m.

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Featured Speakers

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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  • Tony Chatman - will be speaking on “How to Stop Settling for Less.” As a recognized thought leader in the area of workplace relationships, Tony understands the fundamental differences in how people think and act, and how those differences affect productivity and profitability. Since 2006, Tony has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, Chase Bank, Estee Lauder, the N.O.A.A. and N.A.S.A. to help people reach new heights of effectiveness by understanding themselves and others better. Tony’s first book: The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins was released in 2017.

  • Fusion Combo, KCKCC Jazz Ensemble

  • Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County District Attorney - is the District Attorney of Wyandotte County, Kansas, the 4th largest county in the State of Kansas. He will be speaking on “Exposure to Possibilities.” He was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas where he currently resides with his wife and four beautiful children. Attorney Dupree has practiced in a diversity of legal capacities.  He clerked in Jackson County, Missouri, served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Jackson County, served as an Assistant Public Defender in Johnson County Public Defender’s Office, and he and his wife practiced in their firm, Dupree and Dupree, LLC – Attorneys at Law, until his swearing into office. D.A. Dupree’s goal is to give back to the community; and he does this by speaking at countless churches, community organizations, and schools.

  • Nathan Horowitz - ESL Instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College – Adult and Continuing Education. Mr. Horowitz will be speaking on “Dreaming of Health.” Born and raised in Michigan, Horowitz has taught English as a Foreign Language on three continents to students from 60 countries. He has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Oberlin College and a master of arts degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. In the 1990s, he studied with a practitioner of traditional Amazonian medicine and spent 14 months in the rainforest, learning and healing and writing about the experience. He moved to Vienna, Austria in 2001, and back to the United States in 2017.

  • Marshee London, KCKCC Student Speaker Challenge Winner - is a single mother of three girls, and a native of Los Angeles, California. She came to Kansas to start over, but ended up finding herself.  She will be speaking on “Wake Up!” Marshee is the winner of the Student Speaker Challenge and is a Criminal Justice student at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

  • L. Carol Scott, PhD. - Dr. Scott will be speaking on “Never Lost Forever.” She discovered the power of a Big Dream during recovery from childhood sexual assault, which had left her with few tools for healthy adult relationships. A career in early childhood development intersected with this personal experience, creating new insights for recovery. Scott’s developmental lens shares tools that enable more trusting, less-conflicted and more joy- filled relationships and interactions, at home and at work. For individuals in any stage of transformational journey, seeing life from the kaleidoscope perspective of early childhood allows you to take your relationships and your life to the next level and leave the struggle behind.

  • Thom Singer - will be speaking on “The Art of Giving Small.” Have you ever felt as if you, or a member of your team, had amazing potential? Potential is great, but it does not equal results. In our busy world, achieving more can seem allusive even when bigger opportunities seem possible. Thom has become obsessed with helping people take the leap across the gap that exists between potential and results. Thom has had an eclectic career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Law Firms, and small companies. He has written 12 books and when he was 21-years-old he was a five day returning champion on the $25,000 Pyramid game show.