In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

You are here because you want to know more about this TED-like event called TEDxRoseburg, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDxRoseburg is an event where speakers will give individual talks on many topics, backed by science, data, and personal experience. The talks are chosen for their content and for being an idea worth spreading, having the possibility to change the world. For examples of past talks, check out our archives here.

This year’s theme is Ripples.

We believe that the talks presented during the event are the first stone cast into the pond of ideas. Each talk has the ability to spread well beyond itself and grow to make a big impact in communities within and beyond our own.

Meet Toby Luther

Toby Luther is the CEO of Lone Rock Resources in Roseburg, Oregon. Mr. Luther has served in that role since 2009 and before that held the positions of COO and CFO with the company. Before joining Lone Rock in 2001, Mr. Luther served as a Corporate Controller for a publicly-traded timberland company and was a Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Toby graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1996.

He is married to his wife Christina and has three children. Toby is active in both Southern Oregon and industry groups, serving on multiple community and industry boards. He also serves as the Chair of the Ford Family Foundation and is an independent director for Sasser Family Holdings and Rubicon Investments. Toby enjoys outdoor recreation, camping, golf, and spending time with his family.  

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