TEDxGreensboro Salon

Global Ethic versus National Interest

With increasing discussion of tariffs, trade wars, closed borders, and nationalism across the world, it is a legitimate question if the interests of an individual nation can be reconciled with the increasing interdependence in the world. Can a patriotic, nationally elected politician really give people in other countries equal consideration?

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for a global ethic and fields questions from TED Curator Chris Anderson in his widely viewed TED Talk. The issues he outlines are as relevant today as they have been in the past.

TEDxGreensboroSalon:  Changing the culture that breeds sexual misconduct  will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage.

Directions to UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage

Registration is open

Doors open at 5:45 for cash bar and conversation. You are welcome to stop by an area restaurant and bring something to eat with you. Triad Stage will have wine, beer, and soft drinks for sale. The program will be from 6:30 to 8:00.

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 – October 25, 2017

Winter Salon – January 24, 2018

Spring Salon – May 23, 2018

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.