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MSU speakers at TEDxBozeman: Livestream available, March 23

March 21, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Numerous Montana State University faculty, students and alumni will be among the 21 speakers at TEDxBozeman, Montana's first independently organized TED event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

Though the event is sold out, it will be streamed free to two local Livestream viewing parties hosted by Toastmasters at 125 Linfield Hall at MSU and the Bozeman Public Library. Capacity is limited to 100 for each site.

The event can also be Livestreamed on a personal computer. Go to for more information.

MSU faculty, staff and alumni speaking at the event include:

Angella Ahn, adjunct assistant professor of violin.

Paul Anderson, an MSU alumnus, Bozeman Senior High School science teacher and Montana Teacher of the Year for 2011.

Kevin Challender, an MSU freshman in psychology, who, as a senior at Bozeman High School, created an "It Gets Better" video describing his experience coming out as a gay teen and encouraging other young people to have hope and not resort to suicide.

Deidre Combs, an instructor in MSU Leadership Fellows Certificate Program.

Kevin Connolly, MSU alumnus and noted photographer.

Florence Dunkel, associate professor of entomology and an authority on the use of insects as food.

Jeff Heys, an assistant professor of chemical engineering.

Jack Horner, Regent's Professor of Paleontology; Jared Joyce, MSU alumnus, inventor and entrepreneur.

Barbara Kuhr, MSU alumna and co-founder of Wired Magazine.

Yarrow Kraner, MSU alumnus, filmmaker and founder of HATCHfest.

Matt McCune, MSU alumnus and owner of Autopilot Design.

Betsy Quammen, an MSU doctoral candidate in religion and environmental history and founder of the Tributary Fund.

David Sands, professor of plant pathology and pioneer in the field of bioprecipitation.

Pete Strom, MSU alumnus and co-founder of a chain of Bozeman restaurants.

Evan Tennant, MSU alumnus and president of Phar North, a clothing label.

Doc Wiley, a Grammy award-winning audio engineer, studio designer, studio manager and adjunct in the School of Music.

To learn more, see:

Or, go to TedXBozeman's social media pages:!/TEDxBozeman

The official Twitter hashtags are #TEDxBZN and #bsbm. This is a group of all TEDxBozeman tweets and other various social media together.

Students can ask direct questions by mentioning '@tedxbozeman' or make a general comment to interact with ALL viewers by tagging their tweet #TEDxBZN/#bsbm.

A classroom discussion guide is available if by emailing