TEDxSalem entertainment fuses yoga, Broadway, Latin jazz, and Middle-Eastern folk dancing

January 4, 2017

For those of you who have been to TED conferences in the past, you’ll know it’s more than just speakers (although they are certainly a highlight!). It’s a whole day of innovative thinking, engaging conversation, making new friends, stretching your brain, participation and entertainment. Beyond our roster of speakers, we have breakout sessions and performances…

Vanessa Timmons: Resiliency throughout domestic violence, activism, survival and revolution

December 8, 2016

Sometimes, the word “revolution” brings to mind a kind of violence, the kind associated with wars and revolts and massive uprisings. But for others, the real revolutionary work is the work that goes into preventing violence — and helping its survivors heal. One such person is Vanessa Timmons, executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic…

An ode to the annual event t-shirt

September 8, 2016

If you’ve been with TEDxSalem since the beginning, you’ve probably noticed something that occurred to me the other day: I’m building up an impressive collection of t-shirts. Not just regular t-shirts, obviously, but TEDxSalem official swag t-shirts. We accumulate t-shirts all our lives. High school clubs, college mascots, summer camp uniforms, fundraisers, family reunions, homecoming…

Revolutionary Summer Reading

July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 by Stefanie Knowlton Aww! No TEDx Salem until January? Don’t worry, we have 10 books to get you ready for revolution by winter. TEDxSalem asked storytellers and speakers to share their favorite reading based on this year’s theme: Revolutions. The beauty is that it can mean anything from a political uprising to…

Save the date! Our next annual event is…

July 5, 2016

… January 7, 2017! Get it on the calendar now, because you’ll definitely want to be a part of this year’s experience. We’ll be back at the Salem Convention Center, which did such an amazing job hosting us last year, with new and improved plans for this year’s event. We have a phenomenal roster of…