TEDxOptimistPark - 2020 A New Energy

May 1, 2020

The Globe Theatre at Odessa College
5pm - 9:15pm

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to cancel or postpone events that consist of 50 people or more, our 2020 Vision – A New Energy event will be rescheduled for a later date.

TEDx OptimistPark

Organized by the community of Odessa

Join us as we introduce our 2020 Vision - A New Energy

May 1, 2020

The Globe Theatre at Odessa College

5PM - 9:15PM

Speakers for 2020 Vision - A New Energy

Dr. Ray Perryman

Economist and President/CEO Perryman Group

Tiki Davis

Entrepreneur and Thought Leader

Amanda Lopez, LPC, NCC, R-DMT

Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance Therapist

Tracee Bentley

President/CEO Permian Strategic Partnership

President of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Ector County Independent School District Superintendent of Schools

Barry Marks

President at ICA Radio, EVP at MCM Family of Hotels

2020 Vision Sponsors

Young Professionals of Odessa
United Way of Odesa
Odessa College
Odessa Marriott
CVA Advertising & Marketing

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What is TEDx?

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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 TEDxOptimistPark where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxOptimistPark event, TED Talks 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.