Not too late to join the TEDxSalem party

January 7, 2017

You forgot to buy tickets, you thought you wouldn’t be in town or you just put it off to the last minute? That’s OK. We have tickets at the door so it’s not too late to join this party. It’s going to be epic. Twelve brilliant speakers, yoga, dancing and performances from Latin jazz singer Edna…

American Sign Language spoken here at TEDxSalem

January 5, 2017

TEDxSalem will offer ASL interpreting for the third year in a row so everyone can join the conversation. Salem is one of the few TED events around the world that offers the service thanks to our volunteers. Without them, it would cost thousands of dollars. This year Salem teamed up with 10 ASL interpreting students from…

2017 won’t change itself, join TEDxSalem Revolutions

January 1, 2017

I’ve heard people wish away 2016 as if a new number will suddenly transform our world. 2017 isn’t magical. It won’t erase the realities many want to escape. Only we can change through ideas, actions, revolution. On January 7, a community will come together to celebrate ideas worth spreading in Salem and beyond. You can…

Warren Binford: Child advocate braves subject few discuss

December 11, 2016

Warren Binford works to improve the lives of children wherever she goes. The Willamette University professor taught middle school in South Central LA before Teach for America was a thing. She served abused and neglected children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and she even picked law as a career to protect kids. “They are…

Yesenia Gallardo: Save the planet, eat an insect

November 27, 2016

While crickets, grubs and insect eggs might not top your list of snack foods, they pop up in cuisine around the world, and they just might be the key to a greener planet. “It just makes a lot of sense,” said Yesenia Gallardo, a TEDxSalem speaker, environmentalist and insect entrepreneur. “The sustainability and the nutrition…

Megha Joshi: Scientist, inventor, high school student

November 19, 2016

Remember the name Megha Joshi because this 15 year old is going to change the world. The TEDxSalem speaker loves to discover new solutions, different ways to solve age-old problems. As a seventh grader, she designed a solar-powered water filtration system to help future victims of natural disasters. “Water is all around them,” she said…

Jerry Braza: Sowing the seeds of mindfulness

November 6, 2016

TEDxSalem speaker Jerry Braza plants the seeds of mindfulness one conversation, one seminar and one community at a time. When he talks his words fall slow and steady. His eyes stay fixed on the person in front of him. There is nowhere else to be but here, right now. In Homer, Alaska, Braza taught hundreds of…

Tickets to Salem’s revolution on sale

August 8, 2016

 The revolution begins now. Do you have your ticket? TEDxSalem released its discounted early-bird tickets this week and will offer them through Sept. 7 or until they’re gone. That’s $10 in savings for a day of mind-bending experiences Jan. 7 at the Salem Convention Center. The ticket price covers talks and performances on ideas worth spreading, refreshments,…