Things to do while in Salem…in addition to TEDxSalem

September 12, 2014

As tickets sold and registrations rolled in, we noticed many out of town attendees will be joining us at TEDxSalem this year. As the event begins early, we anticipate some people will be joining us the day before. Additionally, we expect some may elect to stay the night after they experience the wonder and inspiration…

Devon Lyon: What is augmented storytelling?

September 11, 2014

With TEDxSalem mere days away (who else is excited?!) we are delighted to announce the last in our talented speaker lineup: Tigard-based storyteller and film producer Devon Lyon. Lyon is the founder and force behind Lyon Films, a production and media company based in the Portland area (Lyon himself grew up right here in Salem).…

How to make the most of TEDxSalem

September 2, 2014

Welcome to September! We are in the final countdown until TEDxSalem 2014 and we could not be more excited! We’ve told you all about our wonderful speaker lineup; we’ve given you some food for thought over the summer; we’ve even told you all your need-to-know information for the day of the event. But as you’re…

Travis Jank: Bitcoin and the 21st Century Gold Rush

August 28, 2014

Travis Jank’s interest in cryptocurrency, exchanging money through encrypted transactions, is an evolution of his earlier interests. “I’ve been into overclocking computers for a while, which is taking the fastest, newest technology and pushing it to its outer limits by cooling it with liquid nitrogen,” Jank said. “The computers need for cryptocurrency, like bitcoin, are…

Kyle Terry: Going dark on the net

August 28, 2014

For some, curiosity is as much a hobby as an instinct. Following a question down a rabbit hole can lead the investigator into some unsavory territory, and it can make one wonder whether they should have asked it in the first place. TEDx speaker Kyle Terry, a software engineer, likes having a place where he…

Andrew Senner: Aquaponics and its future

August 21, 2014

Ask Andrew Senner what he does for a living, and he rattles off an impressive, albeit foreign-sounding, title. “I work for a molecular biology lab at Oregon State University’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, and I’m going to school for a degree in microbiology.” But really, what it boils down to, he says, is that he’s a…

#salemsgotmoxie Instagram Contest

August 20, 2014

Did you know… The theme for TEDxSalem 2014 is MOXIE, which is defined as a force of character, determination, courage, energy, or nerve. TEDxSalem wants to know: What does MOXIE mean to you? Show us something with MOXIE. It could be you your mom, your cat, your couch (or your mom’s cat’s couch) Post your…

Following in the footsteps of Atticus Finch – TEDx at the Elsinore

August 19, 2014

When the speakers at TEDxSalem 2014 take the stage in September, they’ll become part of a lineage at the Historic Elsinore Theater that includes entertainers of every stripe. “From Bach to rock and ballet to Broadway, we’ve pretty much hosted it all,” said Stephen Martin, executive director of STAGE, the non-profit organization that runs the…

Your TEDxSalem summer reading list

August 12, 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s already August. On the one hand, it means that summer is winding to a close. On the other, it means we are just that much closer to TEDxSalem 2014! To get you through these last few weeks and make the most of your remaining summer, we reached out to our…