Lauren Poole: An Albuquerque Work of Art

Beth Haley2016, Events, Main Event, News, Upcoming Events

Local Actress Rejoins TEDxABQ as 2016 Emcee

Our speakers are polishing their talks and the entertainers are practicing.  The pieces of the puzzle are coming together for an amazing afternoon of ideas and entertainment, but how in the world will everything make sense on stage?  Lauren Poole.  Lauren will join us on September 17th as the emcee for the afternoon.  If you have not had the chance to see her in action, you are in for a treat.

A native of New Mexico, Lauren is a working actress, musician, comedienne and creative force.  Her passion for creating is all consuming and her love for Albuquerque absolutely intoxicating.  Her work at “The Show” has helped her develop improv skills that are used in all of her projects.  In an age of You Tube and social media, Lauren believes that live performances are special.  The beauty of a live performance is the “smell of the room” and the energy that invigorates not only the performer, but the audience.

We got a taste of how special Lauren’s performances are at TEDxABQ 2015 when she did a review of every talk given throughout the day, sending the audience away chuckling and reflecting on the ideas shared at that event. We knew then that we wanted her to be more involved in this year’s event. In addition to wrapping up the event again, she will also be the main emcee for the day.

One of the things Lauren does best is finding connections that people may not see.  She is very inquisitive and is always learning. She will ask questions to understand and see how things fit together in a very creative way.  “Connecting with the audience, hosting, singing, that’s what makes me happy.”

What is Lauren’s “idea worth spreading?”  “What you control is how you treat other people, “says Poole.  “When you encounter ugliness 95% of the time it has nothing to do with you.”

When you join us on Saturday, September 17th not only will you hear amazing ideas and great performances, you will see one of Albuquerque’s greatest works of art in action.

Blog written by Cazandra Campos-MacDonald