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Create Your New World 

Our TEDx NorthbrookLibrary event was streamed live from the Northbrook Public Library Auditorium on August 1, 2020. Watch the recording.


Bryant Moore: "Reconceptualizing Academic Excellence for Children of Color"

Educator, Author, Community Activist

Bryant Moore is an educator, published author, and community activist. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's in History and National Louis University with a Masters followed by a Doctorate in Education. For the past ten years, he has worked in marginalized communities, mentoring, teaching, and advocating for the underrepresented and was listed in the Rockford Register Star's "2017 People to Watch" and Northwest Quarterly 2018 "25 Most Interesting People" for his work in the community. He has a deep-rooted passion for improving equity in schools and understands the consequences for children in classrooms that lack inclusive education.

Kristyn Ivey: "Confronting a Decade of Online Order History is the New Self-Care"

KonMari Consultant, Home Stylist, Author

Kristyn Ivey is Chicago’s first certified KonMari Consultant and Home Stylist, founder of For the Love of Tidy, co-host of Spark Joy podcast and author of the Amazon best seller The Tidy Home Joy Journal. As a professional organizer, she’s dedicated to teaching busy families, professionals, and creative entrepreneurs how to let go of “stuff” to attract a truly abundant life. Dedicated to Marie Kondo’s mission to inspire the world to choose joy, Kristyn helps clients declutter their way to becoming Graduates of Tidy and masters of life.

Lauren Schrero: "Ability Inclusive Mindset (AIM)"

Disability Activist, Executive Director

Lauren Schrero is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Nora Project, a nonprofit organization providing disability inclusion training and curriculum to teachers. Before becoming a disability activist, Lauren was a litigator and federal law clerk. She received her B.A. from Macalester College and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Lauren lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs in Highland Park.

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About TEDxNorthbrookLibrary

TEDxNorthbrookLibrary is a local, independently organized event curated by Northbrook Public Library's TEDx team. The goal of TED and TEDx is to spread great ideas, and we hope these talks will touch upon themes that impact our local community directly, while also being of interest to a global audience. This is a licensed event, meaning the rules and regulations are set by the TED organization. Learn more about TEDx.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. TEDx events are independently organized and licensed by TED.