Dana Rifai, along with a group of young professionals from Lake and Porter counties, organized TEDx CountyLineRoad, the first TEDx in Northwest Indiana. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading world-changing ideas.

Speakers include LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, Faith Church senior pastor Bob Bouwer, prominent economist Brian Wesbury, and Excellence by Design owner Norma Williams.

An article in the Northwest Indiana Times details the planning and includes more information about this breakthrough community event.