Eleven Things

Netflix will likely go Upside Down on Friday Oct 27 because of the Stranger Things season 2 premier. Don’t wait on the couch for a Demogorgon, come see amazing live TEDx talks. Here are ELEVEN reasons to get tickets to Ripple Effect. High score!



An astronaut in a space suit. On stage! Dr. Sheyna Gifford will be talking about her experience as a Mars simulated astronaut.

Sheyna Gifford simulated astronaut Mars space suit


New this year we are offering variable ticket pricing: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 (VIP). A price to fit any budget! Pick your own seat in the theater.


Every seat is a good seat!


In the 360 photo booth you can get your pic snapped like never before.


Adult beverages from your fav local breweries, Urban Chestnut and 4 Hands, plus giving back organization 100 Percent Wine, and new local liquor Zambu.


Something for everyone with 5 musical acts: Aching Hearts (Folk), Arvell & Cherie (Motown & Soul), Syna So Pro (Experimental Pop), Nicole Paris (Beatboxing)  and Foxing (Indie-Rock)


Mars Rover roaming around the house! Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team was founded with and continues to uphold one mission: to provide students with the expertise to overcome today’s challenges, become tomorrow’s visionaries, and to keep humanity forever curious.



You will be blown away by the immersive virtual reality experience. VR allows us to go anywhere, be anything, and redefine the rules of the world around us,



Tasty treats from Pi Pizza, Kaldi’s Coffee, Billy Goat Chips, Insomnia Cookies, Sameem’s, Simply Sweet Sensations, ComKom Kombucha, Karuna Juices, and more!


Our speakers have some serious credentials. Get up close & chat with local thought-leaders including: a woman featured in Fast Company, the CEO of the Science Center, a Science Journalist, a Peace Corps Member, an Architect, an Artist or two, one of Essence Magazine’s 100 Woke Women, a National Parks Service Board Member, a Radio Personality, a World-Famous Indie-Rock Band, and even more inspiring people.


$10 Bottomless Happy Hour Cup (with lid & allowed in theater). Fill with unlimited cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, but please drink responsibly. 



The bonus ACT III After-Party! Presented by T-Rex, immediately following the talks, we offer the chance to engage with TEDx presenters in a casual setting. Mingle & network with fellow attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and performers. Get a chance to further the conversation and participate in ideas worth spreading. 


Casey Epley