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
Denny Kelly, Marketing Chair
Denny Kelly, Marketing Chair
Sue Polinsky, Marketing, Online Media Co-Chair
Sue Polinsky, Marketing, Online Media Co-Chair
Penny Whiteheart, Marketing, Social Media
Penny Whiteheart, Marketing, Social Media
Neil Belenky, Speaker/Curation
Neil Belenky, Speaker/Curation
Sangeetha Shivaji, Speaker/Curation Co-chair
Sangeetha Shivaji, Speaker/Curation Co-chair
Judi Rossabi, Marketing, Web Management Co-Chair
Judi Rossabi, Marketing, Web Management Co-Chair
Diana Concepcion, Marketing
Diana Concepcion, Marketing
Doug Bender, Salon Co-chair
Doug Bender, Salon Chair
Beth Bowles, Salon Co-Chair
Beth Bowles, Salon Co-Chair
Peg Parham, Entertainment Chair
Peg Parham, Entertainment Chair
Jeff SanGeorge, Marketing
Jeff SanGeorge, Marketing
Laureen Haviland, Marketing, Graphic Design
Laureen Haviland, Marketing, Graphic Design
Drew Matthews, Speaker Coach
Drew Matthews, Speaker Coach
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities Co-chair
Eric Jorgensen, Amenities Co-chair
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities Co-Chair
Cheryl McQueary, Amenities Co-Chair
Lynch Hunt, Speaker Committee Co-Chair
Lynch Hunt, Speaker Committee Co-Chair
Steve Hayes, Curation Subcommittee
Steve Hayes, Curation Subcommittee
Melissa Alexander, Program Committee
Melissa Alexander, Program Committee
Omar H. Ali, Ph.D, Curation Subcommittee
Omar H. Ali, Ph.D, Curation Subcommittee
Porshe Chiles, Curation Subcommittee
Porshe Chiles, Curation Subcommittee
Laura Way, Curation Subcommittee
Laura Way, Curation Subcommittee
Candace Martin, Curation Subcommittee
Candace Martin, Curation Subcommittee
Blanca Montilla, Curation Subcommittee
Blanca Montilla, Curation Subcommittee
Anthony Dellinger, Curation Subcommittee
Anthony Dellinger, Curation Subcommittee
David Horne, Marketing
David Horne, Marketing
Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle, Curation Subcommittee
Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle, Curation Subcommittee
Michele Anderson, Sponsor Liaison
Michele Anderson, Sponsor Liaison

TEDxGreensboro Committees

Speaker Committee

  • Jasmine Beard
  • Skip Moore
  • Neil Belenky, Co-Chair
  • Lynch Hunt, Co-Chair
  • Sangeetha Shivaji, Co-Chair
  • Melissa Alexander
  • Kelsi Chandler
  • Cheryl McQueary
  • Drew Matthews
  • Peg Parham
  • Sue Polinsky

Curation Subcommittee

  • Omar H. Ali, Ph.D.
  • Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle, Ph.D.
  • Porshe Chiles
  • Anthony L. Dellinger, Ph.D.
  • Steve Hayes
  • Candace Martin
  • Blanca Montilla
  • Laura Way

Marketing Committee

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

Amenities

  • Eric Jorgensen
  • Cheryl McQueary

Sponsor Committee

  • Skip Moore
  • Jasmine Beard
  • Neil Belenky
  • Michele Anderson

Salon Committee

  • Beth Bowles
  • Doug Bender