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Covington Resident & Business Owner Selected to Speak at TEDxUCincinnati

This week's local TED event will feature a speaker from Covington.

Resident and business owner Cole Imperi was chosen as a speaker for TEDxUCincinnati, which will take place on Friday, March 27, at the University of Cincinnati. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of Rise and Reimagine. 

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

Imperi is one of nine speakers including Kanniks Kannikeswaren, Adjunct Faculty, College of Conservatory of Music; Karen Bankston, PHD, MSN, FACHE; Ken Petren, Dean, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences; Kyle Gundrum, UC Grad; Paul Miklautsch, Co-founder, Start Something Bold; Tamaya Dennard, Director of Community Affairs, p.g. Sittenfeld’s Office; Vikas Mehta, Urban Designer; and Zack Sonner, PhD candidate, University of Cincinnati.

“I have often turned to TED talks as a source of information and inspiration in my own life. I am honored to have been chosen to contribute my perspectives on grief and loss to the ongoing conversations fostered through TED,” Imperi said.

Imperi is the Owner and Creative Director of Doth. She holds a post-graduate Certificate in Typeface Design from the [email protected] Condensed Program and degrees in Journalism and Judaic Studies. She is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and is in the process of completing her Thanatology certification. She is a Certified Crematory Operator and serves as a board member of several nonprofits and community organizations and is teaching faculty for the ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification program. 

For more information about TEDxUCincinnati, or to purchase tickets for the event, visit

-Staff report

Photo: Cole Imperi (photo by Rudy Harris/provided)