All press requests should be sent to Jace Laakso. Jace is the official spokesperson for TEDxUMontana. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to Melody Serafino, TEDx Media Liaison,

While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "TED" is coming to the University of Montana is misleading. 

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