GREENSBORO — TED lectures have become a viral phenomenon and now they are catching the interest of local communities. TedxGreensboro is holding speaker information sessions where people can propose talk topics and apply to be a speaker.
TED talks have become viral think tanks for viewers around the world. The collection of videos covers a variety of topics from science, business and global issues.
“Create a community conversation,” said Richard “Skip” Moore, organizer of TedxGreensboro. Sort of a grassroots kind of movement.
The group is looking for speakers for its 2015 talks and this year’s theme is “Spark.”
“I think it helps to bring out the best, highlight those exciting human beings who are ‘regular people’ in this small city,” said candidate Dawn Hicks Tafari. “To be able to share their ideas and bring that to the national forefront.”
The Greensboro event is looking for people to focus on ideas worth sharing, telling their story without self-promotion. Talks will stay under 15-minutes and speakers will have support to help captivate all different types of audiences.
“It gives an opportunity for people to speak from their heart and to speak and to share the stories they have,” said candidate Denise Pastoor. “So I love the format, the informality of it.”