GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A national organization that presents "Ideas Worth Spreading" is coming to Grand Rapids in May and has unveiled the 14 speakers for the event.

TEDx Grand Rapids is May 9th at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. The 14 speakers have 18 minutes each to present their ideas. The event is sold out, but several area students will be able to watch the event via a live online stream and videos of each talk get posted online shortly after each event.

This is the third year for TEDx Grand Rapids. This year's lineup is:

  • Dr. Simone Ahuja
  • Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.
  • Jose Bright
  • Nicole Caruth
  • Eric Daigh
  • Evan Grae Davis
  • Luis de la Fuente, Ph.D.
  • Greg Galle
  • Fred Keller
  • Gurgit Lalli
  • Rick Leach
  • Dr. J.A. Mustapha
  • Tim Rowe
  • Lori Schneider

For more details on the speakers and live stream information, visit the TEDx Grand Rapids website at