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Speakers chosen for April 17 TEDx conference in Cody

A collared deer leaps away from conservation biologist Matthew Kauffman after being captured and processed this month as part of the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Kauffman will be among eight speakers featured April 17 during TEDx Cody, a conference focused on short presentations centered around a theme of "Depicting the West."

A diverse roster of speakers will explore topics ranging from Wyoming's big game migrations to leadership secrets of the Wild West next month as part of Cody's first TEDx conference. TEDx Cody is a local, self-organized event licensed under the nonprofit TED organization that holds globally heralded conferences featuring short talks aimed at communicating powerful "ideas worth spreading." Cody's conference will feature eight speakers discussing the event's theme: "Depicting the West." Conference organizer John Wells said the April 17 event will "reflect a cultural shift under way at the heart of the Western experience." Continue Reading →

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Cody to launch ‘Spring Into Yellowstone’ birding and wildlife festival in May

Working with a wide range of partners, the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce is launching Spring Into Yellowstone, a birding and wildlife festival that will include guided trips, interactive forums and a trade show May 15-19. Much of the event will focus on bird-watching and photography, as organizers aim to tap into a national community of 48 million self-identified birders who spend more than $35 billion annually on the hobby, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue Reading →

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