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TEDx Paonia showcases local creative talent

By April 23, 2016No Comments

We’re proud of all of our local creatives that participated in TEDx Paonia, the first ever TED event on the Western Slope this past February! The event was an amazing showcase of the North Fork Valley’s “world changing” dancers, writers, and thinkers.  Watch the TED Talk videos online here.


For immediate release:
April 21, 2016 – Paonia, CO

First Ever TEDx Event on the Western Slope in Paonia
TEDxPaonia Videos of TED Talks now available for viewing online

On February 6, 2016, TEDxPaonia brought together some of Colorado’s leading contemporary thinkers, innovators and influencers. Fifteen brilliant thinkers took the stage at the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia to give their “talk of a lifetime” and unleash their big ideas. In addition, the audience enjoyed a modern dance performance. The event sold out two weeks in advance and many viewers tuned in remotely as well.

speakersTEDxPaonia was the first TEDx event ever to be held on the Western Slope of Colorado.

The TEDxPaonia video editing team has been hard at work for the past two months. During that time, they’ve taken the raw videos from event day and transformed them into clean, succinct and masterful works of art.

The talks cover a wide range of topics and disciplines—from psychology – “How Envy Can Guide Your Path to Success”; to environment – “Earth is Not Your Mother”; to architecture and design – “Simple Shelter: Sacred Shelter.”

We are proud to present the TEDxPaonia videos, and appreciate your help in spreading the word about their release. Help us promote the North Fork Valley as a thought hub that ignites creativity, curiosity and connection.

Videos can be viewed on You Tube – Search “TEDxPaonia” or 

Please contact the TEDxPaonia team if you have questions at

Thank you,

The TEDxPaonia Executive Team