April 20th 2023 Salon Event


TEDxBillings Salon events are a place to network, share ideas and collaborate with our speakers, the TEDx Executive Team, and other members of the Billings community and we look forward to having you join us to share ideas!
Tickets are limited per Salon Event and each ticket is $40.
Drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvre will be served.


401 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101

Steve Arveschoug

Steve Arveschoug has been an executive leader for 26 years, serving boards of directors, leading professional teams, and executing strategic direction for business and community development. Steve is honored to lead Big Sky Economic Development as its Executive Director, now for 14 years. Additionally, Steve serves on the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) Board of Directors and was presented for two terms, has been an active part of the Downtown Billings Partnership Board of Directors as well as the Billings Chamber Board throughout his tenure at Big Sky Economic Development. Steve has also been a featured speaker for many years at the Economic Outlook Forum for the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).

Steve will be hosting this event, speak a little bit about why he wanted to do a TEDx Talk, and then show you all his favorite TED Talk.

Jessica Allestad

Jess Allestad is a strong willed, passionate, horse-loving singer-songwriter who grew up in Stillwater County, Montana.

Jess is taking an unconventional approach to country music that doesn’t revolve around booze, bars, and breakups. Instead, her songs carry messages of hope, healing, and redemption. She doesn’t shy away from addressing struggles like PTSD, depression, and divorce in ways that open the door for discussion and connection. Her intention is not only to encourage awareness of difficult topics, but also to deliver hope and healing from hardship.

Feeling heard, seen, and understood is what fuels Jess in her performances and her songwriting – not just for herself, but to give her listeners the same rejuvenating experience.

Jessica will be performing at this event.


April 20th, 2023


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