TEDxGreensboro 2014

TEDxGreensboro – The Future, Regardless….

Who’s TED? What’s X?

Well, TED isn’t a person – it stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.

 And TED isn’t a place.

It’s X= an independently organized community event.

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TED and x together, TEDx, are a concept.  It’s the “The Spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDx events have popped up all over the globe since the first one in 1984 in California. They are all a bit different, with their own local flavor depending on the, mostly, volunteer organizers that put together the event.

This year’s TEDxGreensboro was held May 8 in downtown Greensboro at Triad Stage. The theater had just wrapped up production of the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” and the scenic “Main Street Diner Where Everybody in the Community Goes” sets were pretty terrific as the backdrop.

TEDxGreensboro 2014 was a combination of triumphant stories of starting businesses from scratch and recognizing the potential in the sometimes forgotten citizens in our society to creating free iPhone apps that diagnose hearing problems in infants. In between were personal, introspective stories of people overcoming great obstacles and pain to be who they are today, inspiring all of us to move forward.

TEDxGreensboro_SarahRay     Blanca Cobb  Jack Hoskins     Dr. Eric Kraus

Speaking of the future and moving forward – did you know Greensboro has its own version of Mark Zuckerberg attending Northwest High School? Read about Jack Hoskins, who make take over the world before he’s 25.

And, can’t forget to mention the “E” in TED – the entertainment! There were some rockin’ local singers, bands and dancers that brought the crowd to their feet!

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Bummed you missed it? Follow TEDxGreensboro on all their various social media and get the info on the next one.

For now, be entertained by the recaps you can find online:

TEDxGreensboro website

TEDxGreensboro on Storify

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