Kelly is a writer, blogger, reporter, and agency creative living in Portland. She is the author of the bestselling “Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” which has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on the Today Show, among others. After a seven-year career in daily newspaper reporting, including Salem’s Statesman Journal, Brown now splits her time between writing for magazines like Brides, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour with work as a copywriter and lead creative for Leopold Ketel, a boutique Portland advertising agency. In her free time, Kelly likes to craft, read, dance, spraypaint Goodwill furniture, cook shrimp, and placate her angry tabby cat, Marigny Treme Brown-Gervais.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)