When I was selected to speak for TEDxGreenville, I knew my life would change. I had no idea how or why, but I was certain that I was embarking on something that would impact me forever. I chose to speak on a topic that was shocking and definitely not a feel-good issue – but it

When I was in my mid-twenties and working for a large corporation, I once hid in a bathroom stall before a business lunch so that I could enter and sit down without having to engage in conversation with a room full of people I barely knew. I was battling extreme shyness and social anxiety. I

Get Involved — Volunteer!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 by

TEDxGreenville 2015: HeadVROOM is getting close. If you’d like to be part of our volunteer team on April 9 (rehearsal day) or 10 (day-long conference), please submit an application by March 10. As soon as we receive your application, an informational email will be sent back outlining what to expect the day of orientation, along with other relevant information. If you have

Are you ready for HeadVROOM? Block off April 10th for the 6th annual TEDxGreenville day-long conference. Held at the Kroc Center again in 2015, tickets will go on sale February 27th. How Does It Work? TEDxGreenville is part of the TEDx force sweeping the globe with powerful messages of awareness, innovation and impact which has brought

Has it been ten months already? I can’t believe it either! But the fact remains that, almost a year ago, a 6’4” man in a wig, makeup, and commissioned red gown from LA took the stage at TEDxGreenville 2014 and stripped. Unzipped, if you will. (Well, un-VELCRO®-ed, actually.) Shocked? You’re not alone. The audience of that beautiful

Unzipped Impressions: M J Slide

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 by

I was asked to write for TEDx Greenville because I’m not white. Ok, so that’s not the whole truth. I was asked to write for TEDx Greenville because I’m not white, I’m not in my mid to late 30s and I’m not male. This is my third year volunteering and it was an incredibly enlightening

Unzipped Impressions: Ana Parra

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 by

I will admit it. As a part of the TEDxGreenville program team, I had a chance to weigh in on the theme options for 2014’s conference, and at first I was not on board with Unzipped.  Unzipped wasn’t my favorite because I just didn’t think the idea behind the theme would translate. I guess I

TEDxGreenville Interactive Team member, Adam Gautsch, shares his impressions of April 11th, our 5th TEDxGreenville all-day event. From his perspective, viewing all of the talks and performances with other team members and all of the volunteers in the interactive space, the impact was surprisingly as powerful as if they’d all been in the theatre. That

As a former TEDxGreenville speaker, it was with great excitement I had the pleasure of attending TEDxGreenville 2014; a day worthy of its theme, Unzipped! A conference, and a movement at large, grounded in expanding perspectives and challenging preconceptions, this event showcased upstate individuals who were prepared to bare all. This honesty demanded the same

A Village Of Volunteers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 by

Without the wonderful work and commitment of volunteers on the day of TEDxGreenville, we would struggle to produce an event of this magnitude. By the day our inspirational talks and performances are on stage, the team members who’ve worked for 8-10 months to raise the funds, build the stage, marketing, interactive projects and content for

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