TEDxUniversityofNevada: A Unique Community Collaboration Supported By Local Sponsors

TEDxUniversityofNevada is one of the university’s most unique community collaborations. It is organized by university students, faculty and staff with strong support from 21 local business team members. The event is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno, Associated Students of The University of Nevada (ASUN), the university’s College of Business, JamPro Music Factory, the Nevada Wolf Shop, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, The Abbi Agency, Bristlecone Holdings, Dolan Auto Group, Marked Studios, Reno-Tahoe Limousine, Red Carpet Events and Design, Your Authentic Image, KTHX-FM, KTVN, Microsoft, AT&T, RSCVA, Argentum Partners, Marcio Decker Fine Arts, Roundabout Grill, edible Reno-Tahoe, and Yelp!

Read on to learn more about why some of our sponsors enjoy supporting TEDxUniversityofNevada.

University of Nevada, Reno

“The University is proud of the thought-provoking conversations created by TEDxUniversityofNevada. The speakers provide insights and perspectives that are important in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world, and the University is proud to be at the center of these discussions. Those attending the live event were treated to the compelling stories of an internationally recognized opera singer, the confidence and the struggles of a young poet, the morphing of women’s roles within the Muslim community, the true meaning of accepting your soulmate, and so much more. Attendees cheered for, related to, cried with and supported speakers. The support did not necessarily mean agreement, but, rather, a respectful listening to another individual’s idea. The foyer and hallways were buzzing with friends sharing different perspectives or agreeing with core values. TEDxUniversityofNevada generated the kind of discussion that is supposed to happen when we hear big ideas. We are proud to bring these conversations to Northern Nevada, and we’re proud to share them with the world online.”

-Patricia Richard, Chief of Staff, Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice President, Constituent Relations, University of Nevada, Reno

Associated Students of the University of Nevada

“ASUN proudly supports TEDxUniversityofNevada because of the diverse plethora of topics that are discussed at the event. All of the ideas that are shared, especially the controversial ones, invoke new ways of thinking and spark dialogue among those in attendance that you cannot get at any other event in Reno. As a sponsor of the event, my favorite part of the event was the inclusion of students in every aspect of the planning process. With the Associated Students being one of the premier sponsors of the event, Dr. Bret Simmons went above and beyond to advance the student experience for those who were able to be there.”

-Brandon Boone, President, Associated Students of the University of Nevada

College of Business, University of Nevada

“We are excited about the way that TEDx brings diverse ideas, initially to Northern Nevada, and then through the videos, to the world. It helps highlight the University of Nevada’s role as a home of intellectual endeavor and outreach through “ideas worth spreading.”

-Gregory C. Mosier, Dean, The College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno

JamPro Music Factory

“As a professional and innovative startup located here in Reno, we at JamPro Music Factory recognize the value in supporting a local endeavor like TEDxUniversityofNevada – an A-level event by any national standard. MBA students at UNR are incredibly fortunate to be part of something of this caliber. In our opinion, TEDxUniversityofNevada is shining example of the amazing potential of Northern Nevada and we are proud to be a sponsor!”

-Chris Sewell, President, Founder, JamPro Music Factory

Dolan Auto Group

“Dolan Auto Group is so proud to have partnered up with TEDxUniversityofNevada! As a partner, we have loved seeing our community rally around this thought provoking, humbling and extremely creative event. We know that TEDxUniversityofNevada works to bring great value to Reno year after year and we look forward to what is to come!”

-Ryan Dolan, CEO, Dolan Auto Group

Marked Studios, Inc.

“I am very selective when it comes to sponsorships. I want my business representing positive, uplifting and overall good stuff. TEDxUniversityofNevada is everything I want my company to be associated with and we are very honored to be included in support of it.”

-Mark McKinnon, President / Artist, Marked Studios, Inc.

Reno Tahoe Limousine

“Part of Being an Entrepreneur means to me to Always learn from others and better myself, that’s way TEDxUNR is near to my heart – every one of those speeches were uplifting and life changing. I believe in Showing Up and Making a Difference when and where we can specially in our local community – You Have to Give Back, it’s one of the most rewarding things to do as a Business Owner.

The event was very well organized and orchestrated – very professionally done and these are qualities that’s super important to the RTL brand. From the organizers to the venue to the speakers – This Event was Top Notch and something all of Reno can strive for when bringing events to our city.”

-Danell Wilson-Perlman, Co-Owner, Reno Tahoe Limousine

Red Carpet Events & Design

“Red Carpet Events & Design supports TEDxUniversityofNevada because it aligns with our philosophy as a company. We are an idea company, constantly creating, so we appreciate TEDx’s effort to foster ideas worth spreading. The more discourse on social justice, equality, and new perspectives, the better for our community! We love working with such a diverse team of professionals who donate their time to collaborate on producing TEDx. It’s an honor to work with such a talented team!”

-Brynna Nichols, Administrative Manager, Red Carpet Events & Design

Microsoft

“We are proud to support TEDxUniversityofNevada. The TEDx event in Reno provides a rich and unique experience unlike any other in the region. The spirit of TEDx greatly aligns with our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a sponsor of the event, we bring out a team from Microsoft each year to gain new perspectives and to be truly inspired!”

-David Taylor, Community Relations & Communications Manager, Microsoft

KTVN Channel 2 News

“KTVN, Channel 2 News supports TEDX University Of Nevada Reno because we truly believe in TED’s mission of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. As journalists, we effort to not only bring you the day’s news but we also strive to tell the daily story of our community. Supporting the Truckee Meadows is vital to the mission of KTVN. Over the course of 2017, Channel 2 News will support northern Nevada with food drives, blood drives as well as helping to raise money for those less fortunate. By partnering with TEDX University Of Nevada Reno, we’re also saying that we believe in changing attitudes, creativity and the amazing people that live and work here in northern Nevada. TEDX’s positive impact and inspirational messaging is something Channel 2 is proud to help bring to the Truckee Meadows community!”

-Ann Burns, Promotion Manager, KTVN, Channel 2 News

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority

“The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority loves supporting this event from a community perspective. We are very deliberate in the community endeavors that we choose to support and TEDxUNR provides us the opportunity to affiliate with a project that elevates the perception of the region. We are proud to be acknowledged along with other top-quality sponsors and we feel this event contributes to the tapestry of the Reno/Tahoe offerings that both a resident and visitor can enjoy.”

-Jennifer Cunningham, Executive Director of Marketing, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority