If you had the chance to attend one of our previous Salon events, you know that you’re in for a treat. On May 17th, we beckon you to to escape your regular routine and go on a mini TEDx journey with 200 smart and curious friends.
TEDxSacramento Salons are intimate TEDx events, packed with compelling content, live music, good food and beverages, and smart conversation. It’s community to the power of “x.” Salons are just a fraction of the day, but the whole heart of our annual TEDx events.
Join us as we enjoy both LIVE talks and hand-selected TEDTalks to act as your muse for the morning (week, month, life..?). Scrumptious morning eats and drinks will be provided to fuel your appetite and tease your taste buds. Last, but not least, your people will be there!
"When facing a fear or challenge, if you imagine yourself on the other side of that hell, and dream that desire as a new reality… and then draw a picture of it (literally!) – it will happen."
--Patti Dobrowolski, TEDxSacramento Speaker
"So many people are scared to ask. Yes, it makes you vulnerable but through the very act of asking, you connect with people. When we really see each other we want to help each other."
--Amanda Palmer, hand-picked TEDTalk
"What I once thought was a personal, private story, I know now does a lot more good being out in the world."
--Blogger and TEDxSacramento Speaker Liz Salmi
For our attendees, TEDxSacramento is a chance to “check out” from the day-to-day routine and go on an intellectual journey with hundreds smart and curious friends to a world filled with brilliant speakers, captivating performances, amazing new technology, and thought-provoking TEDTalks. Our next event is June 28.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxSacramento, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSacramento event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.