TEDx Winston Salem Women Event, Oct. 27
“Salem College will host the inaugural event, TEDxWinstonSalemWomen, in the Elberson Fine Arts Center on it’s Winston-Salem campus, Thursday October 27th, 9am – 5pm.
This premiere event will bring people together for presentations by global thought leaders,
focusing on this year’s national TEDWomen conference theme, “It’s About Time.” Speakers and
attendees will explore the conventions and challenges of time, with a special focus on exploring
time through the lenses of life, work, society, innovation, and the arts.
Announcing a power-packed slate of over 30 talented and brilliant speakers and performers that
will ignite Winston-Salem, our city will hear the eclectic voices of its most dynamic leaders,
educators, creatives, and change-makers. In this, the inaugural TEDxWinstonSalemWomen
event, organizers have curated shorter talks in order to feature more local voices.
Champion for female entrepreneurship and the person responsible for stewarding the TEDxWinstonSalemWomen licensure, Fay Horwitt, Executive Director of innovateHER, states, “Winston-Salem has a wealth of intellectual, passionate, and strong women leaders; this unique event will give a diverse and talented group of women a stage to share ideas that have the power to change the fabric of our community and the world. We hope that it is the first of many to come.”
In addition to the event host, Salem College, this event has been made possible through generous sponsorship from the following businesses and organizations: innovateHER, Aramark, Mullen Lowe, Spruce Design, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Flywheel, Raylen Vineyards & Winery, Vela Strategic Marketing, Docsmore, Erdos Intellectual Property Law, and Yacinthe Event Services.
For more information, visit the event website at www.tedxwinstonsalemwomen.com .
TEDxWinstonSalemWomen is a day-long conference, featuring TED Talks and interactive experiences about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. This unique gathering will bring together the best, brightest, and most creative women of our city to unleash new ideas, inspire, and inform.
Winston-Salem has grown to be an area known for its diversity of business, community, and
culture. With a strong and unwavering commitment to the arts, excellence in healthcare research
and technology, and opportunities for specialized and advanced education – Winston-Salem truly
is the City of Arts and Innovation. Our city is the perfect host location for a TED-like experience.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring
people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live
speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local,
self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The
TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events
are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short,
powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of
these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made
available, free, on TED.com . TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth
Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan
and Daniel Kahneman. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com ,
where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project , which provides
subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers
worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed ; the annual million-dollar TED Prize , which funds
exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx , which provides
licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events
around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe
to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.