TEDxGreensboro Salon
TEDxGreensboro Salon

No Room for Mistakes - June 5, 2019

In our competitive world of 24/7 media scrutiny, we often see lives rightfully disrupted over egregious conduct. But have we extended our “call-out culture” to the point that it is hindering personal growth in well-intentioned individuals?

Mistakes are unavoidable in life, and are often the best ways to learn and evolve. However, our fear of being scrutinized for an error may be impeding our willingness to explore new ideas and relationships. Can we learn to let go of our fear and disdain of mistakes, and forgive ourselves and others for our imperfections? Can we allow space for growth from our inevitable blunders in life? Please join us in viewing thought-provoking TED Talks on this issue, followed by a moderated discussion.

Directions to UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage

JUNE 5 REGISTRATION OPEN

DINNER AND SALON You are welcome to bring some dinner from home or a local restaurant. You may also order a sandwich dinner from Jimmy John’s that will be waiting at Triad Stage when you arrive. 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, tomato, and mayo on a French sub roll.

Each order will include chips and condiments. Sandwich orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday June 4th. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Fall Salon – Sept. 26, 2018

Winter Salon – January 16, 2019

Spring Salon – June 5, 2019

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.