HYPE, a TED Talk-esque event, brings inspirational speakers to Winter Park | SkyHiNews.com

HYPE, a TED Talk-esque event, brings inspirational speakers to Winter Park

Get hyped up, Grand County.

The Winter Park Young Professionals along with the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce are inviting residents from around the county to attend HYPE, an inspirational speaking and networking event coming next week in Winter Park.

The event is along the lines of the popular TED Talks, which are influential speeches and presentations given by experts on education, business, science, tech and creativity. HYPE differs in that it features seven motivational speakers from different backgrounds talking about one topic: commitment.

“We have these great inspirational leaders coming to talk to us, and just speak to us about different ways in your life that you can commit, and how making a commitment to something can help you grow as a leader and as a person,” said Catherine Ross, executive director of the chamber.

The event kicks off at Ullr’s Tavern in downtown Winter Park at 5 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to network and get to know others from around the county. While the Winter Park Young Professionals are the driving force behind the evening, all are encouraged to attend.

At 6 p.m. guests will retire to The SpeakEasy for the formal event.

HYPE features presentations from Mike Green, international performance coach and industry consultant; Karl Schroeder, leadership and performance coach; Kate Pate, director of combat casualty care at Roccor, a privately held space and military production company; Sarah Gallagher, life coach and founder of Kaleido Coaching; Amy Charity, cycling coach and former national champion in team time trial; Kolby Kolibas, entrepreneur and author; and Chad James, entrepreneur and small business consultant.

“We really encourage all kinds of people from around the county to come,” said Ross. “We want people to come and have some time to network with each other in a different setting, and be able to talk to each other afterward about being inspired and motivated.”

After the event there will be a 21-year-old-plus show at Ullr’s Tavern featuring award winning blues harmonica player Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind, presented by the Grand County Blues Society. Tickets to the HYPE event also grant access to the after-show.

“It’s one of those events to help people grow,” said Ross. “We’re just really excited to see something new.”

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