Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:12 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homer again shows what matters

In Homer, we know that Heart Matters. On Sept.10, community members gathered together at TEDxHomer to explore all the ways that Heart Matters in art, culture, science, the environment and every day interactions. This eight-hour event, complete with an organic dinner featuring locally harvested halibut, couldn't happen without the vision and hard work of many people.

We thank the following gift-giving partners for their contribution to the event: The Homer Foundation, Era Alaska, HaberVision.com, Wasabi's Fusion, Homer Council on the Arts, Blackberry Bog, Fresh Sourdough Express, Captain's Coffee, Bunnell Street Arts Center, O'Reilly Books, Give Green Gifts, Basecamp and appbaker.

The following speakers inspired us to think more deeply and gratefully: Simon Jackson, Jonny Cohen, Mavis Muller, Tom Reed, Lauryn Axelrod, Kirsten Dixon, Lorrie Heagy, Rich Chiappone, Michael Q. Todd, Alex Knudtson, Larry Merculieff, Libby Roderick, Falcom Greear, Cherish McCallum, Johnny B. and Kammi O.

And to the folks who were the feet on the ground and the hearts behind the event, thank you: McKenzy Haber, Adi Jo Davis, Mario Wettach Glosser, Katherine Dolma, Trevor Waldorf, Taylor Ellison, Sydney Paulino, Johnny Hamilton, Wylie Donich, Mike Downing, Owen Duffy, Adrian Huff, Matthew Meyer, Emily Ault, Judi Nester, Bob Burns, Julie Davis, Gail Edgerly, Steve and Noko Yoshida, Lauryn Axelrod, Stan Anderson, Angie Newby, Kathleen Gustafson, Mich Mitchelsen, Donna and Kevin Maltz, Steve Haber, Lynn Spence, Shirley Fedora, Cindy Nelson, Ryan Ridge, Anna Kipervaser, Sunrise Sjolberg, Frank Vondersar, Cora Trowbridge, Carol Swartz, Benjamin DeNupitis, Carol Dee, Bobby Paulino, Anna Kipervaser, Erin Hollowell, Pat and Dean Boone.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, July 26, 2012, for TEDxYouth@Homer's exploration of Let's Play.

Kat Haber

TEDxHomer Organizer