How TEDx Changed my Life

The Curator Reflects In January 2010 I watched my first TED Talk. It was “Do schools kill creativity” by Sir Ken Robinson, and it absolutely changed my life. Although it is one of the most watched TED talks in the world, as an Educator it gave me the freedom to make significant changes within my
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
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
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

Glenis Redmond: Where Is She Now?

Following her 2012 TEDxGreenville talk, nationally renowned poet, Glenis Redmond, was selected as The Peace Center’s Poet-in-Residence, a position designed to focus on using poetry to engage Greenville citizens in creative expression. One of her first projects was Peace Voices: The literary and performance poetry branch of The Peace Center’s Peace Outreach Program. The mission
Interesting idea, right? At TEDxGlobal 2013, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggested that if mayors can do so well solving problems at home, why not give them the world! His talk is called Why Mayors Should Rule the World. At our December 17, 2013, Salon: Encore!, Greenville’s longest running mayor, Knox White, did an encore of

The Great Refunking

Eddie Smith, a member of our hard-wroking Program Team, offers a little insight into a talk by Tim Tv, one of Greenville’s favorite Funk Masters.  We promise, it will get clearer as you read on. You may think you’ve got it all together: the way you dress, act, talk, and walk. That’s great. But… maybe
Planning Team member, Maxim Williams, who is also the Lead Curator for our monthly salons, writes about the last salon of the season and about inclusion, the predominant theme behind these salons. He is also Director for Community Relationship Building at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. An important bit of information that you may

Just a Girl Looping From Gig to Gig

We have an interesting and talented mix of performers for this year’s conference on March 22.  TEDxGreenville Program Team member, Rob Green, tells us a little about Haley Dreis.  While she lives and works in Nashville, she is originally from Columbia, SC, and graduated from USC with a degree in violin performance. I book a

Interactivities by Design

Phil McCreight, our Interactive Team Lead, has a few thoughts that he’d like to share with you about the design process as it was used by his team in building interactive exhibits and activities for this year’s conference. When I first assumed the responsibility of facilitating TEDxGreenville’s Interactive Design Team I thought I had a