TEDxABQ speakers McIver, Nickerson discuss event platform


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A non-profit organization is bringing together New Mexico’s most inspiring and fascinating people.

TEDxABQ is an independently-organized TED event working to unlock the creative & economic potential of New Mexicans through events that draw out inspiring ideas, generate meaningful connections and foster innovation.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 12 at UNM’s Popejoy Hall. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark.”

TEDxABQ will be featuring 20 speakers and two of those speakers, Don McIver and Loren Fletcher Nickerson, joined KRQE This Morning Show Tuesday to talk about what they plan to discuss at this event.

McIver, coach of Albuquerque’s Slam Poetry team, will be performing a group piece where the poets write and perform collaboratively. Each year, four Albuquerque poets are selected to represent ABQ in various poetry slams, culminating with the National Poetry Slam.

Fletcher Nickerson is a professional dancer by trade. He talks about his experiences learning to dance, and how the illusion of not making progress almost drove him to quit. However, by understanding a few key elements about how the brain functions, one can overcome those illusions by maintaining the right mindset.

To hear more about the speakers, watch above.

For more information on the event, visit the website.


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