Luther College to present TEDx March 9

In a community filled with a variety of ideas and experiences, Luther College students have organized the campus' first TEDx program. Featuring local voices and stories, TEDxLutherCollege will host a 10 a.m. and a 2 p.m. session Saturday, March 9, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

TEDxLutherCollege present discussions about some of the pressing issues that face our community. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at

The 10 a.m. session will begin with Decorah community member Allen Manning speaking on his topic, "My Father Was A Navajo Medicine Man. This is What He Taught Me." Manning will be followed by Luther student Anila Bano '19, who will discuss the impact of climate change in her lecture, "When It Hits Home: Climate Change and Isolated Communities."  Madeline Lomprey '20, is the morning session's final speaker, sharing her topic, "Poetry For Peace." The afternoon session will begin at 2 p.m. with Jamie Herman, intern at Luther's Center for Global Learning, speaking on her topic, "Money Is A Symptom of Education Not the Purpose." She will be followed by Jack Jagielski '19, discussing removing distractions in "Winning the Fight For Your Own Attention.” The final speaker will be Anita Tamang '22, speaking on "What Defines a Good Life." For more information and a complete schedule visit

TEDx is a program for independently organized TED events. These events include a mix TED talk videos and live speakers to spark discussion and connection within communities. The TED organization provides guidance for all TEDx programs.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: