For those that have been following us, we’ve finally released our full lineup for the 2018 TEDx South Lake Tahoe event. And boy is it a doozy! From local inspirations like Kylie Pilkinton to a history making Broadway star in Sandra Joseph, every single person that was selected for this year’s event will be thought provoking and uplifting. We can’t wait for Saturday, September 8th. Until then, we thought we’d share a few of the quotes from our speakers to showcase their personalities a bit more and get you excited for the show.


Marusa Bradac:

“It is now more important than ever to get especially young minds excited about science. I’m excited to show some of the latest discoveries in the farthest reaches of our Universe.”

Neha Gupta:


“I am very excited about sharing my talk ‘Is Achievement Killing Us?’ for the first time, as I believe it is highly relevant to the many people who achieve and yet lack fulfillment in their lives. I have had experience speaking to thousands of parents and teens, but this will be extremely different. I have always wanted to speak on a proper TEDx stage for years!”

Sandra Joseph:

“A stellar cast of speakers has been assembled for TEDx South Lake Tahoe and I’m honored to be among them.”

Adam Markel:

“I am excited to be a part of the upcoming TEDx South Lake Tahoe event. It’s an incredible platform to talk about embracing change and building a bridge to resilience in an ever-more disruptive world. This organization epitomizes the best of the TEDx franchise and it is my honor to be speaking on September 8th.”

Kylie Pilkinton:

“I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity and am humbled to be a part of such an amazing group of speakers. This is something I’ve dreamt of since entering high school and I can’t believe it’s actually become a reality.”

Sam Horn:

“In a few short years, Robin, Rose and the TEDx-SLT team have grown this into a world-class program. Look at the bios of the speakers and you'll be favorably impressed with their visionary leadership and the positive difference they've made for people around the globe. From award-winning singer Sandra Joseph (who starred on Broadway for ten years as the lead in Phantom of the Opera) to Nell Merlino who helped start the Take Your Daughter to Work Day movement and Adam Markel whose book PIVOT is a Wall Street Journal bestseller, you will be treated to fascinating insights and inspiring stories. I am thrilled to be part of this quality program and hope you get your ticket now and join us for this once-a-year extravaganza that benefits all involved.”

Malcolm Tibbets:

“Speaking at this year’s event is a huge honor. TEDx Talks are a wonderful way to share ideas and communicate with the world. I hope to see many friends at MontBleu. As you can see, each and every member of our star-studded speakers are excited to talk. Don’t sit on the sidelines this year and miss out. This is your chance to see a TEDx LIVE!”