Project Sleep’s Julie Flygare to Give TEDx Talk

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, TEDx SDSU 2020 has been re-scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. During this unprecedented and challenging time, we hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. We will provide further updates on TEDx SDSU as details become available closer to the fall. (Updated March 2020)

We are thrilled to share the news that Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, J.D., will give a TEDx Talk on sleep and sleep disorders on March 22, 2020 in San Diego, CA. The event, TEDxSDSU 2020, has a theme of “What’s Your Why?”

I’m beyond honored for the opportunity to present a TEDx talk,” said Flygare. “I love TEDx talks and have watched hundreds, yet found very few highlighting sleep health and sleep disorders. I hope my speech will shine light on sleep’s invisible but fascinating and vital role in all of our lives.”

About Julie Flygare:

Julie Flygare, J.D. is the president & CEO of Project Sleep and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. After receiving a diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007, she advanced her leadership in the sleep and healthcare space through speaking engagements, publications, earned media, collaborations, and advocacy and awareness initiatives.

In 2013, Flygare founded Project Sleep as a national non-profit organization dedicating to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. She is also the co-founder of the first-ever scholarship for students with narcolepsy and the creator of the international NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE awareness campaign. Flygare received her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School, focusing on health law and policy.

This will be Flygare’s first TEDx talk. She has gained significant speaking experience over the past decade via presenting at various Grand Rounds, CME courses, universities, medical schools, professional societies, and patient organization and healthcare conferences. Flygare is perhaps best known for her powerful 2015 Stanford Medicine X ignite talk on “Prescribing Social Support.”

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Tickets for TEDxSDSU 2020 go on sale on Feb. 19, 2020.
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