EVOLVE, TEDXAM15, has now passed and it couldn’t have been a more special day, filled with so many valuable ideas worth sharing. If you missed it, we encourage you to visit the archived livestream link to view the day. The schedule noted below will guide you on your way. Very soon, we’ll have individual videos available for each talk and performance.

THANK YOU to our sponsors, our speakers, our performers and everyone who attended or took in the day via livestream. What a powerful day of ideas we were able to share because of each of you!


The theme of this year’s TEDxAmoskeagMillyard event is EVOLVE, the natural process of change that mixes time, ideas, and experimentation with challenges and opportunities to create the future. The principles of evolution were first applied to biological processes, but it has become a powerful metaphor for our ever-changing world, a world always in a state of flux, on its way from what it was to what it will be. Our notions about ourselves, our communities, and our lives change too. Sometimes those transformations are so small only the keenest observer notices, but other times it sparks revolutions that echo through time. Together, we’ll explore the new ideas and bold experiments reshaping the world around us.

This year’s speakers who range from entrepreneurs to humanitarians to artists will address this theme in their own unique ways at our event on November 14, 2015 in Walker Auditorium at Southern New Hampshire University!

The day’s schedule for ticketed guests is below. Please note that this is a SOLD-OUT event, but you can still take in the day via livestream. If you’d like to tune into the livestream, here’s the link.

8:15 Registration Opens

9:00 Opening Remarks
Eric Ratinoff, Lead Organizer, TEDxAmoskeagMillyard
TED Video: What Is TEDx?
Introduction by Virginia Prescott, host
Welcome from Wil Zemp, Chief of Staff, SNHU

9:15 Act 1: Reconsidering Preconceived Notions
Marty Boldin,
addiction scientist and community activist
Anneliese Clark, mother and medical cannabis advocate
Cara Griffith, traumatic brain injury survivor and advocate
Recorded TED Talk by Matthew O’Reilly: Am I dying?

10:30 Intermission

11:00 Performance: Alli Beaudry, singer-songwriter

11:15 Act 2: Reimagining Stories
Leaf Seligman,
writer and teacher
Trent Bell, photographer and artist
Recorded TED Talk by Zac Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist…
Conrad Mandsager, social service leader and humanitarian

12:30 Lunch
Book Signing: Leaf Seligman (12:30 – 12:45)

1:30 Performance: Chris Lester, rock and roll musician

1:45 Act 3: Rethinking Possibilities
Rick Fiery,
Recorded TED Talk by Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…
Nadia Alawa, mother and humanitarian aid activist
Katiti Kironde, designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian

3:00 Intermission

3:30 Act 4: Reevaluating Ourselves
Dan Faggella,
speaker, author and entrepreneur
Recorded TED Talk by Ze Frank: Are you human?
Steven Zanella, designer and writer

4:30 Closing Remarks

4:45 After-Party at the SNHU Last Chapter Pub