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2019 TEDx Oneonta Speakers

Phoebe Schreiner

(Oneonta, NY), "Why America needs a new foodshed"​

Phoebe Schreiner is Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (Oneonta NY) dedicated to building a vibrant food system in which locally owned agricultural businesses thrive and consumers are nourished by healthy sustainably produced food.

Schreiner brings 20 years experience leading social and economic development programs around the world--from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Asia, to NY.

Schreiner is 8th generation on her family’s homestead in Schoharie County, NY.

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Getrude Matshe

(Wellington, New Zealand), "Ubuntu 2.0: Humanity's Operating System"​

Getrude Matshe is an inspirational speaker who has been described as a vibrant bundle of African energy whose zest and passion for life inspires everyone she meets. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and find their individual life purpose. She is passionate about individuals’ success. This makes her an energetic, inspirational and enlightening speaker. Her speaking career started in Norway in 1989 and for 12 years she has worked in the IT industry.

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Cait Scudder

(Scarborough, ME), "Rising is a Risk. Do it Anyway."


Cait Scudder is an international speaker, business coach, and success catalyst for entrepreneurs. She moved to Bali and built a multiple six-figure business in under two years empowering women to lead powerful lives and create impact-driven, profitable businesses. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Influencing Entrepreneur Magazine, and Thrive Global.

Raised in Glens Falls, New York, Cait holds a Bachelor’s from Amherst College and a Master’s in Teaching from Smith College.

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Matt Episcopo

(Cohoes, NY), "Personal Power: Establishing Connections For Success"

Matt Episcopo knows that the real way to become effective is to build credibility, trust and relationships while retaining your personal power.
Matt is widely recognized as an energizing and engaging presenter. He is author of the book "How To Gain The Upper Hand, P.O.W.E.R. Tactics That Get Leaders Results".
A Medal of Honor recipient with more than 21 years of law enforcement experience, Matt will teach you how to engage with virtually anyone.

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Abby Medcalf

(Berkeley, CA), "The Real Reason Relationships Fail"

Abby Medcalf is a psychologist, author, and speaker. She has spent the last 30 years helping thousands of people create lasting change in their relationships, in a short amount of time, by applying her background in business and psychology. She is also the Best Selling Author of “Be Happily Married, Even if Your Partner Won’t Do A Thing” and host of the 5-star rated “Relationships Made Easy” Podcast.”

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