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…

Tips and everything you need to know to have a great TEDx-perience

January 6, 2017

Hello, TEDxSalem nation! The big day is finally near. We can hardly believe it. Here is everything you need to know about TEDxSalem IV — Revolutions— at Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97301. First off, despite some winter weather headed our way, TEDxSalem will go on. Please ensure your safety first,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Alia Braley: The power of non-violent action

October 19, 2016

“When I was younger, knowing that my grandparents were involved in the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was inspiring to me,” said Alia Braley, who has been working as a researcher and advocate of strategic nonviolent action for the past three years, currently with the Albert Einstein Institution.   For her TED…

Rebecca Maitland Courtney: The Arta-Potty “movement”

September 25, 2016

Rebecca Maitland Courtney is a big believer in the healing power of painting. “Paintings come from pain,” said Courtney, 56, Creative Director of Roger Yost Galleries and Property Manager of the Reed Opera House in Salem. Painting “makes life a little more bearable.” It’s what has helped her cope with problems throughout her life both…

Join us at our Venti’s Fundraiser

September 14, 2016

Eat, drink and be merry while supporting TEDxSalem with food and drink from Venti’s Cafe. As part of its Live Salem campaign, Venti’s Cafe has created two special menu items to support TEDxSalem. For the month of September, $1 from these items will be donated to TEDxSalem. Seafood Quesadilla $14 Salmon and Steelhead with cheddar cheese,…