TEDxGreensboro Salon
Got bias? TEDxGreensboro Salon

Got bias? (Spoiler - the answer is ``yes``!) - Sept. 25

For millions of years, the ability to recognize patterns and anomalies was necessary for human survival. However, this evolutionary skill has left us with implicit bias, or subconscious preferences for familiar things. Unfortunately, these preferences often lead to unacknowledged and/or unconscious acts of discrimination in our modern world. We can’t avoid bias, and, while we easily see it in others, can we learn to recognize it in ourselves? Join us in viewing thought-provoking TED Talks, followed by a moderated discussion.

TEDxGreensboroSalon: Got bias? (Spoiler – the answer is “yes”!) will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in the UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage.

Come early starting at 5:45 — pre-order a sandwich dinner that will be waiting when you arrive or bring a snack or dinner with you (Triad Stage will have wine, beer, and soft drinks for sale) and mix and mingle with other TEDx’ers. The program will start promptly at 6:30. Register soon – enrollment is limited.

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Directions to UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage

Salon Information

DINNER AND SALON

You are welcome to bring some dinner from home or a local restaurant. You may also pre-order a sandwich dinner when you register (from Jimmy John’s) that will be waiting at Triad Stage when you arrive. Each order will include chips and condiments. Here are the choices:

  • Big John: Roast beef with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a French Sub roll.
  • Turkey Tom: Turkey with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a French Sub roll.
  • The Veggie: Provolone, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomator, and mayo on a French sub roll.

Sandwich orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday September 24th.

There is no charge for the salon but pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 75. Please print and bring your ticket with you to facilitate the check-in process. If you find you cannot attend, please let us know because registration is limited.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Fall Salon – Sept. 25, 2019

Winter Salon – TBA

Spring Salon – TBA

TEDxGreensboro Salon Series

TEDxGreensboro Salon events are smaller events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s unique because you, the participants, are involved in the conversation. We will share TED Talks plus local speakers to build a dialogue with you – the audience. There will be questions, thoughts and ideas and we will all wrestle with what it all means. Enrollment is limited – come to mix and mingle with other TEDx’ers and to talk about ideas.

Previous TEDxGreensboro Salon Discussions

Is Society for Sale? March 22, 2017
How do we identify and preserve intrinsic values in civic life? Are we moving from a market economy to a market society, in which we increasingly recognize “price” over “value”?

What could we learn if we gave up being right? September 21, 2016, UpStage Cabaret
We feel resolutely justified in claiming that we are “right.” Is there a way out of this societal impasse? How do we build a local community in which we acknowledge and learn from each other?

The Concept of Gender June, 2016
Why does any given individual follow certain gender norms and not others? We all exhibit some characteristics that are considered contrary to the socially-constructed gender norms of our biological sex.

Sense of Security / Reality of Risk January 27, 2016 UpStage Cabaret
Is possible to feel secure even when you are not, or, conversely, are we sometimes more secure than we feel? Moderated by Omar H. Ali.

Is technology leading us to widespread joblessness? April 6, 2016, UpStage Cabaret
How will the “rise of the robots” affect us and what we can do to meet the challenges of this new workforce revolution? Moderated by David Horne.

Nature’s Design Studio Oct. 7, 2015, UpStage Cabaret
Bill Bryson focuses on his experiences on the Appalachian Trail and discusses the ways we manage our parks and natural resources. But our environment is more than recreation – it is an instructor in adaptation and design.

The Concept of Gender June, 2016
Why does any given individual follow certain gender norms and not others? We all exhibit some characteristics that are considered contrary to the socially-constructed gender norms of our biological sex.

Sense of Security / Reality of Risk January 27, 2016 UpStage Cabaret
Is possible to feel secure even when you are not, or, conversely, are we sometimes more secure than we feel? Moderated by Omar H. Ali.