About TEDxGreensboro

TEDxGreensboro While TEDxGreensboro is licensed to Skip Moore, a think tank of individuals familiar with TED and who are broad big thinkers, but not all the usual suspects, came together to develop the event which will focus on Greensboro and its future.

Speakers The speakers will be local and regional speakers. Speakers will be nominated and invited. You can nominate a speaker or you can nominate yourself. Once we determine the conference theme, we will actively solicit nominations for speakers. Speakers may not sponsor any portion of the TEDxGreensboro event, in-kind or otherwise. Sponsors of our event cannot be speakers.

Multi-topical and multidisciplinary TEDxGreensboro events must feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines that address a variety of topics. These topics should not fall under a single subject.

Speaker Topics Speakers must tell a story or argue for an idea. They may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves or businesses. Every talk’s content must be original and give credit where appropriate.

TED Talks Twenty-five percent of the TEDxGreensboro program will consist of TED Talks. We will ask for TED Talk suggestions for possible inclusion in our program.

Entertainment TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. We want to have great local entertainment for short sets between the live speakers and TED Talks. Solo acts or small groups (that don’t require a lot of set up and equipment preferred). We are looking for for these entertainers across the entire Triad.

About TED

TED logoTED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

TEDxGreensboro Team

Skip Moore, Co-organizer
Skip Moore, Co-organizer
Jasmine Beard, Co-organizer
Jasmine Beard, Co-organizer
Denny Kelly, Marketing Committee Chair
Denny Kelly, Marketing Committee Chair
Sue Polinsky, Marketing Committee, Online Media
Sue Polinsky, Marketing Committee, Online Media
Laureen Haviland, Marketing, Graphic Design
Laureen Haviland, Marketing, Graphic Design
Penny Whiteheart, Marketing, Social Media
Penny Whiteheart, Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations
Diana Concepcion, Marketing Committee
Diana Concepcion, Marketing
Jeff SanGeorge, Marketing Committee
Jeff SanGeorge, Marketing
Judi Rossabi, Marketing and Web Management
Judi Rossabi, Marketing and Web Management
David Horne, Marketing Committee
David Horne, Marketing
Neil Belenky, Program Committee
Neil Belenky, Program Committee
Drew Matthews, Program Committee, Speaker Coach
Drew Matthews, Program Committee, Speaker Coach
Peg Parham, Program Committee, Entertainment
Peg Parham, Program Committee, Entertainment
Sangeetha Shivaji, Program Committee
Sangeetha Shivaji, Program Committee
Beth Bowles, Salons
Beth Bowles, Salons
Doug Bender, Salons
Doug Bender, Salons
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities
Leslie Mackler, Administration
Leslie Mackler, Administration
Michele Anderson, Sponsor Relations
Michele Anderson, Sponsor Liaison
Hunt Lunch, Curation
Hunt Lunch, Curation
Melissa Alexander, Program Committee
Melissa Alexander, Program Committee

TEDxGreensboro Committees

Program Committee

Melissa Alexander
Michele Anderson
Jasmine Beard
Neil Belenky
Doug Bender
Beth Bowles
Diana Concepcion
Laureen Haviland
Lynch Hunt
Eric Jorgensen
Denny Kelly
Leslie Mackler
Drew Matthews
Cheryl McQueary
Skip Moore
Peg Parham
Sue Polinsky
Judi Rossabi
Jeff SanGeorge
Sangeetha Shivaji
Penny Whiteheart

Speaker Management / Curation

Melissa Alexander
Neil Belenky
Cheryl McQueary
Kelsi Chandler
Drew Matthews
Sangeetha Shivaji
Lynch Hunt

Neil Belenky
Lynch Hunt
Skip Moore
Sangeetha Shivaji
Jasmine Beard
Naeemah Clark
Keyshia Haithcock
Cindi Hewitt
Ebony McClinton
Greg Monty
Michelle Schneider
Justin Streuli
Laura Way

Marketing Committee

Diana Concepcion Caldillo
Laura Gonzo
Laureen Haviland
David Horne
Denny Kelly
Sue Polinsky
Judi Rossabi
Jeff SanGeorge
Sangeetha Shivagi
Harry Turfle
Penny Whiteheart

Salon Committee

Beth Bowles
Doug Bender
Neil Belenky
Peg Parham
Leslie Mackler
Penny Whiteheart
Michele Anderson

Amenities

Eric Jorgensen
Cheryl McQueary
Michele Anderson
Leslie Mackler

Sponsor Committee

Skip Moore
Neil Belenky
Michele Anderson