TEDxGreensboro: TED2016: Dream


TEDxGreensboro is livestreaming portions of the TED2016 event on Feb. 18 at Bennett College. You're invited to the entire day and to join us for lunch (optional) with your selected table host.

Dreams matter. And TED2016 will be dedicated to the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. It will be a day to stare hard at humanity's toughest challenges, to listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers. TEDxGreensboro will broadcast an entire program day on Thursday, February 18th at the Global Learning Center at Bennett College. (Parking is adjacent to the facility.)

Don't miss this opportunity to
  • hear provocative speakers and entertainers, including Greensboro's own Rhiannon Giddens, as well as Al Gore, Norman Lear, Moran Cerf and more who will stimulate your thinking.
  • be a part of our Community Conversation over luncheon. You'll have a chance to join seven other participants at a table hosted by a community leader of your choice -- or you may elect to sit at a no-host table and visit with other participants
  • share ideas with other participants throughout the day.
Special Notes:
  • You may register one person at a time. To register additional participants, just repeat the process.
  • The registration fee helps defray local expenses in presenting the program. TED provides the content to TEDxGreensboro at no charge.

7:45-8:20 Registration/check in

8:20 Welcome/Introductions

8:30 – 10:15 Session 1: Nightmare?

  • Dan Gross, Gun-control activist
  • Jennifer Kahn, Science journalist
  • Rhiannon Giddens, Musician
  • Andrew Youn, Anti-hunger activist
  • Al Gore, Climate advocate

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:15 Session 2: Deep memory

  • Norman Lear, Television producer, activist
  • Moran Cerf, Brain hacker
  • Kenneth Lacovara, Paleontologist
  • Tabitha Boyajlan, Astronomer
  • Silk Road Ensemble, Musical explorers
  • Sarah Parcak, Satellite archaeologist (TED prize winner)

12:30 - 1:45 Optional Community Conversation Luncheon (see below)

2:00 - 3:45 Session 3: Lifehacks

  • Tim Urban, Blogger, cartoonist
  • Adam Grant, Organizational psychologist
  • Brian Little, Personality researcher
  • John McWhorter, Linguist
  • Noah Mandan, Data scientist
  • Ko Stark, Stranger enthusiast

3:45 – 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:45 Bonus Session - Outside the box

  • Alex Kipman, Inventor
  • Michael Sng, Toy designer
  • Arthur Brooks, Social scientist, author
  • Lidia Yuknavitch, Author
  • Adam Foss, Juvenile justice reformer
  • John Legend, Skinger, musician, composer
  • Michael Murphy, Designer

5:45 Adjourn

Seating is limited -- register today!

Community Conversation Table Hosts
Join seven other participants in conversation with these hosts. Select your preferred host when you reigster.

  • Scott Silknitter is the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems. Scott has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life for all seniors through meaningful education, entertainment and activities. Scott was a TEDx Greensboro speaker in 2015.
  • Jennifer Thomas is a bestselling author. She is a leadership consultant, and psychologist who helps people know what to say in every situation. Jennifer was a TEDxGreensboro speaker in 2015.
  • Tina Firesheets is the Chief Editor for 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine. She moved to Greensboro in 1992 to attend UNCG. She loves to eat, work and play in Greensboro. She worked for the Greensboro News and Record for 15 years as a journalist.
  • Ross Harris Ross Harris is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Institute for Political Leadership. Ross has extensive experience as both a campaign manager and political strategist in partisan, nonpartisan, and referendum campaigns in North Carolina.
  • Tara Sandercock is the Senior Vice President, Foundation & Community Relations at the Community Foundation for Greater Greensboro.
  • Jeff Thigpen is the Guilford County Register of Deeds. Jeff also served on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners from 1998 until 2004.
  • Gail Bretan is the Director of Jewish Life at Wake Forest University. She provides pastoral leadership to Jewish students, staff. She is also involved with several interfaith groups in Winston-Salem beyond the scope of her job, including an interfaith panel at Brenner Children’s Hospital and a member of the Novant Health ethics committee
  • John Graham works in historic preservation and is the Director of Development at Preservation Greensboro and Founding Principal of the Gov. Morehead Forum for Economic Development.
  • Ivan Canada is the Executive Director of The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad. Prior to joining the NCCJ staff, he worked with Guilford Green Foundation as Interim Executive Director and Director of Special Projects.
  • Dr. Andrew Brod is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNCG's Bryan School of Business and Economics. In addition, he writes a monthly column on economic policy in the Business Journal of the Triad and writes regular columns for the Greensboro News and Record.

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Thu Feb 18, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:50 PM EST
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Bennett College Global Learning Center
Registration Only/No Lunch SOLD OUT $15.00
Registration/NO HOST Lunch SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Gail Bretan SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Andrew Brod SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Ivan Canada SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Tina Firesheets SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: John Graham SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Ross Harris SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Tara Sandercock SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Scott Silknitter SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Jeff Thigpen SOLD OUT $28.00
Registration/Lunch: Jennifer Thomas SOLD OUT $28.00
Venue Address
521 Gorrell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States
Parking is adjacent to the building. Look for the signs.