TedX Macatawa

TEDx Macatawa is here. Our theme is “Do More Good”. We have assembled local “Doing Leaders “ to share their stories, ideas, hopes and dreams. It’s our belief that adventurous, passionate people are creating a collective “Good” in our community through the confluence of Technology, Entertainment and Design.

Do More, Be More.
Come with us. It’s Good!

Cost: $20.12 (audience curated, invite only, lunch included)
When: March 8th, 2012 8AM-5:30PM (after party at 5:45PM. Location to be announced)
Where: Knickerbocker Theater Holland, MI

This is an invitation only event. People that are interested in going will need to fill out and application request located on the “attend” of the website.

KCAD Interior Design Position

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