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.TED 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.

About TED

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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, Organizer
Skip Moore, Organizer
Jasmine Beard, Co-organizer
Jasmine Beard, Co-organizer
Peg Parham, Entertainment Chair
Judi Rossabi, Marketing Chair
Jeff SanGeorge, Marketing
Porshe Chiles, Speaker Committee Chair
Porshe Chiles, Speaker Committee Chair
Penny Whiteheart, Marketing, Social Media
Penny Whiteheart, Social Media
Doug Bender, Salon Co-chair
Doug Bender, Salon Chair
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities Co-chair
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities Chair
Laureen Haviland, Marketing, Graphic Design
Laureen Haviland, Graphic Design
Lynch Hunt, Speaker Committee Co-Chair
Lynch Hunt, Speaker Committee & Street Team
Drew Matthews, Speaker Coach
Drew Matthews, Speaker Coach
Marcello Ramos 2022 Planning Team
Marcello Ramos, Planning Team
Dom-Sebastian 2022 Planning Team
Dom Sebastian, Planning Team

Legacy Advisors

Neil Belenky, Speaker/Curation Advisor
Neil Belenky, Speaker/Curation Advisor
Sue Polinsky, Marketing, Online Media Co-Chair
Sue Polinsky, Website & Technology Advisor
Denny Kelly, Marketing Chair
Denny Kelly, Marketing Advisor
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities Co-Chair
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities Advisor

TEDxGreensboro Committees

Speaker Committee

  • Jasmine Beard
  • Lynch Hunt
  • Drew Matthews
  • Sue Polinsky, Legacy Advisor
  • Doug Bender
  • Porshe Chiles

Entertainment Committee

  • Peg Parham
  • Marcello Ramos
  • Dom Sebastian

Marketing Committee

  • Judi Rossabi
  • Jeff SanGeorge
  • Penny Whiteheart
  • Laureen Haviland
  • Todd McCauley


  • Eric Jorgensen

Sponsor Committee

  • Jasmine Beard
  • Judi Rossabi

Salon Committee

  • Doug Bender
  • Jasmine Beard
  • Sue Polinsky
  • Judi Rossabi
  • Peg Parham