In her TEDxGreenville 2014: Unzipped talk, “Marie’s emotional, revealing message will trouble us, yet touch us,” says curator Lisa Corley. “Hang on to your seat for a surprising glimpse into human rights violations.” “Passion personified,” is how Scott Gould describes Marie Majarais Smith. “Marie is a woman whose energy, enthusiasm and commitment to a cause
This guitarist crafts a ‘neo-acoustic folk/funk’ vibe that’s blurring the lines of music genres! Jacob Johnson finds inspiration in many things, including his performance with Edwin McCain; the work of the extraordinary magician, David Copperfield; the English bulldogs that he loves and even getting to meet country music icon, Willie Nelson, at the impressionable age

Conrad Ma: Human Beatbox

Have you ever enjoyed all those wonderfully creative sound effects of Tom Keith on Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion? Perhaps you’re a big fan of genius musician Bobby McFerrin. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of beatboxing your resume at your next job interview. If so, then April 11th is your lucky day. Prepare to be
“Interrupt the everyday,” Jody says is the key message behind her TEDxGreenville 2014: Unzipped talk, explaining that she’d like for everyone to think about how a simple change in their interactions with others in their own communities might make a big and positive difference in the world. Jody Servon is a full-time artist & gallery
TEDxGreenville 2014 curator Lisa Corley is excited. “Can you believe that the inventor of the optical touch screen lives in Upstate South Carolina?” she asks. In his talk, Paul will unzip innovations in human/computer interface… you know, the way we walk and talk and play and communicate using our smart phones and tablets and laptops
Prepare yourself for a somewhat startling vision of that awkward discussion about—you guessed it—the birds and the bees. Melisa Holmes is making her mark in Greenville. She’s an M.D., but not your typical physician. She’s taken the traditional doctor’s role and turned it upside down, inhabiting the surreal world of teens. “Teens live in their world, not
At last night’s TEDxGreenville salon, a preview party for TEDxGreenville 2014: Unzipped, Harrison Brookie was introduced as the emcee for this year’s April 11th all-day conference. Harrison may be familiar to many as the ring leader of an improv group that’s become quite popular in the last couple of years. Actually, rather than a ring
TEDxGreenville 2014: Unzipped curator Lisa Corley says of Caroline and her talk that she is, “…a woman with a mission. She’ll show us what second chances really, truly mean.” Caroline Caldwell , PhD (ABD)  lives in two worlds.  In one she is the director of New Mind Health and Care,  a non-profit which seeks to
It’s been five years since Tyler Kellogg shared his idea worth spreading at TEDxGreenville’s inaugural event, but his message as a 21-year old Tyler Do Good continues to resonate. Instead of signing on for a typical summer job, he embarked on a journey of performing 115 acts of kindness. He promoted the idea that you
During last year’s TEDxGreenville I stood next to a woman scanning her first ever QR code. It was for a mobile game invented for the event. She wasn’t the most tech savvy and was having a bit of a time getting things to go. After a minute or so of different attempts, her friend suggested
“Hello, my name is Maxim and my talk is going to be about how much I hate the Golden Rule” That’s how this dear friend of Greenville started his TEDx talk in our inaugural event back in 2010. It was our first ever TEDx event in Greenville, and the atmosphere there at the CU-ICAR theatre
I was born with a familial tremor, that very mild hand-shaking you see when you’re holding a glass of red wine and standing on white carpet. It gets worse with age.  Once I could hide it, but now I’ve come to accept it and I approach it head-on with new people, explaining it with a