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About Our Event

Thank you for your participation in our first-ever fundraising event, and for your generous contributions. We are so grateful for your support.

If you were unable to join us for The Ripple Effect, you can view the event and performance here, https://youtu.be/ICv4HCZbqZY

If you’d still like to support TEDxMileHigh with a donation, you can do so here: https://givebutter.com/RippleEffect. 

Your support allows us to serve our mission to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Colorado through transformative live events and empowered digital communities. 

Like a drop in the ocean spreading across the sea, the most powerful things in our lives cannot be measured by a single person, action, or event, but by The Ripple Effect set off in motion.

The Ripple Effect Begins With You.

Thank you for your contributions to TEDxMileHigh. We look forward to connecting with you in the near future. In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you at TEDxMileHigh: VISION on December 5!

With gratitude,

The team at TEDxMileHigh

Presenters + Performances

 The Ripple Effect featured extraordinary talent, and testimonials by popular TED speakers, Theo E.J. Wilson, and Paula Stone Williams. 

Theo E.J. Wilson

Theo E.J. Wilson (aka Lucifury) is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, which won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15 and has always had a passion for social justice. Wilson is Executive Director of Shop Talk Live, Inc., an organization that uses the barbershop as a staging ground for community dialogue and healing. In 2017, he published his first book, The Law of Action. His TEDxMileHigh talk, “A black man goes undercover in the alt-right,” has over 10 million views online.


Paula Stone Williams 

The Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams knows the truth will set you free, but only after it upends your carefully constructed narrative. Her devotion to authenticity caused her to leave her comfort zone as a nationally known religious leader and follow her heart to transition from Paul to Paula. She lost all of her jobs and most of her friends. Williams also discovered the massive differences between life as a male and as a female in America.

Williams is the pastor of preaching and worship at Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado, a pastoral counselor with RLT Pathways and a sought-after speaker to corporations, government agencies, universities, and religious institutions on issues of gender equity and LGBTQ advocacy. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Denver Post, New Scientist, Radio New Zealand, Colorado Public Radio and The Huffington Post. Her TEDxMileHigh talk on gender equity has had more than one million views.