I can tell you, from the storyteller’s perspective, why you should attend TEDxSalem 2014.
Because organizers Brian Hart and Carlee Wright have worked tirelessly to bring you the best speakers with the best ideas. Because you’ll get to hear from creative, brilliant, fascinating people who have creative, brilliant, fascinating ideas about Salem and its future.
I can also tell you why you should attend from the perspective of someone who attended and volunteered last year. Because TED conferences are special and valuable, and it’s a rare treat to have one right here in Salem.
Still not convinced? Then allow me to bring you some feedback from TEDxSalem 2013, and allow last year’s TEDsters to tell you why you should come this year.
One TEDxSalem attendant about last year’s speaker, Winter Vinecki, athlete, olympian, adventurer:
How many times have I started a sentence with, “If I could do it (life) all over again…” Winter just inspired me to think, “It’s never too late… you can do anything.” With young people like her out there, the future of the world is in good hands!
More attendants, speaking about our wonderful speaker lineup:
I think they were all fantastic. What I learned most was that we have some locals that are doing GREAT things, and there’s plenty to get involved in!
They were all inspiring in different ways, from advocacy to creativity to cultivation of passion … Now that I’ve had a few hours for everything to sink in, if anything, the talks collectively changed my state of mind from a goal of living in the moment to living in the question of what’s possible.
What a fabulous day; great speakers, great activities, super food and ILLUMINATING. Can’t wait until next year.
Thank you TEDxSalem for a great and inspiring event!!!!
Great speakers! Great event!
One of last year’s volunteers:
Had an amazing time volunteering at TEDxSalem. So glad I could be part of the team!
One participant’s thoughts the day-of, already inspired:
Already hatched a project as a result of today and enlisted participation from someone who isn’t here!
A thank-you for one of last year’s speakers, Kelly Williams Brown, who wondered why Millennials are the worst:
Kelly Williams Brown, thank you for a talk full of rigor, wrapped in humor, and sprinkled with irony!
Did I convince you? Remember you can still buy tickets for TEDxSalem 2014. Get ’em fast, because last year sold out quickly. Did you already buy your ticket? Why are you excited for this year’s event?