Supper Club: TEDxBend

TEDxBend 2017 is this weekend at Bend Senior High School, featuring speakers and performers from all over the world, talking about technology, entertainment and design.

For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with Elise Jones of Astir Agency, and speakers for the event, Shannon Keith and Frank Patka, to find out what the TEDx experience is all about.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Violin Prodigy to Speak at TEDxBend

CJ Neary’s family and friends say he was born to play music. Although the 11-year-old can already play many different instruments, the violin is the one that has some people using the prodigy word when talking about his abilities. That is one of the reasons why CJ caught the eye of the organizers of TEDxBend where the young musician will be speaking this weekend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan talked to CJ ahead of his big presentation.

TEDxBend Speaker Highlights Being Black in Central Oregon

Every year, TEDx hosts TEDxBend in Bend featuring speakers with interesting takes on technology, entertainment and design. Tickets go on sale Friday at for this year’s event, and one of the speakers will be Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan, whose talk is about “Being Black In Bend.”

Our content manager, Curtis Vogel, sat down with Anyssa to talk about her experiences as an extreme minority here in Central Oregon.