Features, teasers, and info directly related to the TEDxGreenville main conference on March 22, 2013.

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
How about combining Walt Disney’s philosophy for creating memorable experiences with educational objectives and putting it all in today’s classrooms? Sounds like a classroom that we’d all love to visit, doesn’t it? In his encore TEDxGreenville 2013 talk, Imagineering Education, Thomas Riddle shares his idea of how to begin making this a reality. A veteran

Making the Invisible Visible

Program Team member, Ana Parra, tells us a little about Emily Reach White, one of the presenters at this year’s March 22 conference. 2013 presenter Emily Reach has many roles. She’s a filmmaker, teacher, writer and student. And over the years her studies and work have covered everything from biology to English literature, but recently

You Don’t Want to Miss This

Some encouragement to come “play” at TEDxGreenville March 22 Your invitation comes courtesy of Interactive Team member, Tanya Thompson. We believe she’s excited about this year’s event. A few years ago, 2010 to be exact, I recall being at work and watching my twitter feed blow up duringTEDxGreenville. I remember feeling like all the cool,

This Country Doc Has a Great Idea

From TEDxGreenville  Planning Team member and former Curator Marc Bolick, an introduction to Dr. Billy Campbell, one of our speakers at this year’s March 22 TEDxGreenville conference. My good friend of many years and big TEDxGreenville fan, Deborah Crouch, nominated Dr. Billy Campbell to speak this year. So, I just had to make the trip

Innovation. Creation. Magic. Fun.

There’s a team of innovative folks that’s been meeting for several months to plan interactive activities for our March 22 TEDxGreenville.  Among them is Joey Loman who is also a member of the Greenville Makers Group. Joey tells us about how the two groups connected and the magic time during meetings. Using a 3-D printer,

A Spoonful of Musical Medicine

Thanks to Rob Green with our Program Team for giving us a peek at the performance of Kyshona Armstrong who will be on the Kroc Center stage on March 22 for our TEDxGreenville conference. In the world of artists and live performances, it’s easy to “like” anything but harder to leave feeling likeyou…well…truly FELT something.

Everyday Hero

Our Marketing Team Lead, Whitney Walters, explains why she nominated Perry Tuttle to present at TEDxGreenville 2013. I was about eleven when I first met Perry Tuttle. We had driven to Clemson for Fan Appreciation Day, where my brother, Tyler, and I lined up with hundreds of other kids (and adults alike) to get autographs

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

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
TEDxGreenville is coming to the Kroc Center in downtown Greenville. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 22, and come. TEDxGreenville is coming to the Kroc Center in downtown Greenville. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 22, and come join us in celebrating some of the Greenville area’s thought leaders around the theme of By Design.