TEDxGreenville 2020: Brain Candy (COVID Edition)

Experience TEDxGreenville Like Never Imagined.

We know you have been waiting for this. Once again, it is time for TEDxGreenville. Sixteen of the region’s most engaging speakers and performers embraced the virtual stage at the TEDxGreenville annual conference Friday Evening and Saturday Morning, November 6 and 7. The Zoom driven event is known for taking its audiences on an intellectual and emotional roller coaster with presenters that delight, challenge, question, answer, disrupt, and enlighten.

We moved the conference to Friday evening and Saturday morning to make it more accessible to a larger audience and to help you avoid Zoom fatigue.

Questions?  Learn more about TEDxGreenville at www.TEDxGreenville.com. If you have other questions, call us at 864.430.0636 or by email at rstall@tedxgreenville.com.

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TEDx is a Nonprofit Devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Started as a California conference almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide in more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix, and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people worldwide to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

TEDx Events are Organized Independently by Local Volunteers.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. 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.)

TEDxGreenville was the First TEDx Event in South Carolina.

TEDxGreenville began when a diverse, passionate group of TED enthusiasts came together to bring an educational and inspirational experience to Upstate residents. The first annual conference was launched to a sold-out crowd on March 5, 2010. The result was a brain-teasing, inspiration-filled, day-long event, unlike anything Greenville had ever experienced. Subsequent annual events have been just as popular and engaging. To get a feel for our past events, please browse TEDxTalks on YouTube, where all the TEDxGreenville talks and performances are archived. We have over 16 million views of our talks on YouTube.

2020 is the eleventh year for the TEDxGreenville annual conference. The program is comprised of speakers, performers, and TED Talk videos, to spark deep discussion and connection among attendees. There are typically 16 to 18 live presenters, most with connections to the Upstate, representing a vast range and breadth of experiences.

TEDxGreenville has evolved into a movement, igniting passions and building bridges while highlighting the people and organizations that make the Upstate such an incredible place to live.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx.


TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Our event is called TEDxGreenville, where x = independently organized TED event. At our springtime annual conference, TED videos and live presenters will spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

BrainCandy 2020

TEDxGreenville 2020: BrainCandy (the COVID edition) was held virtually on November 6 and 7 after a couple reschedules. In spite of the COVID challenges, the talks are the best yet. We promise.