The Wonders of Technology, Entertainment and Design to Appear in Full Day of Live Presentations of Ideas Worth Spreading
The 13 presentations cover a wide array of topics: Bitcoins, event at Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC (February 23, 2018) On March 22, 2018, TEDxGreensboro will showcase an all-day forum in which 13 of Greensboro’s extraordinary thinkers and doers can share ideas and entertainment around the theme of WONDER.
Ghost hunting, Forgotten Soldiers in the American Civil War, Saturn, Nanoscience Heart Meter, New Cancer Treatment, Art and Dementia, Data in Social Decision Making – and a special update on Greensboro from Mayor Nancy Vaughn. The entertainment segments include traditional Irish music featuring 15-year-old Irish fiddling prodigy, Haley Richardson, popular band Graymatter and a modern dance choreographed by UNCG’s Duane Cyrus entitled Comanche: Hero Complexities. More information about the presenters and their topics can be found at TEDxGreensboro.com
Registration for the event, which includes speaker, lunch, selected TED videos and entertainment presentations, are available online at www.TEDxGreensboro.com for an early bird discount of $67.50 until February 16. After that the regular ticket price is $75.
Volunteer organizers selected WONDER as the theme to celebrate our curiosity - to explore what’s possible and the wonderment found in the unexpected. Wonder is a question. Wonder is awe. Wonder is imagination. The audience can expect to hear ideas that touch all the meanings of WONDER.
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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) In addition to the March 22, 2018 Signature Event themed Wonder, TEDxGreensboro hosts three Salons and two webcast events from September 2017 to June 2018.
TED is a worldwide nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included BillGates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self- organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable