How many people do you know have a driver’s license? Or, how many do you know who don’t? 80% of US drivers think they are an above average driver. 64% think they are an excellent driver. Actually, 90% of us suck at driving. There’s a gap between what we think and what we actually [...]
TEDxCharlotte 2014 comes together on October 24th.
Join an intimate fifth edition of TEDxCharlotte. Our upcoming conference will continue a fresh tradition of focusing on brilliant speakers, but the event will be limited. That means we can only offer 400 in-person seats to both returning and new attendees. The conference takes place at Label at the NC Music Factory on October 24th, 2014.
Since she was three years old, Sharon Dowell knew that she wanted to be an artist. It seemed like an odd choice for the daughter of a safety chemical engineer. But she’s built an amazing career that she loves and deeply enjoys. But there’s a shadow side to Dowell’s success. “I’ve been dealing with anxiety [...]
We have three thousand miles of creeks in Mecklenburg County. Mary Newsom has a creek that flows by her house that flows into a lot of other creeks and then goes into the Catawba River and then Atlantic Ocean. We have a piece of the Atlantic Ocean in Charlotte. If anything happens to Mary’s creeks, [...]
Today. Today is yours, claim it. This life is yours, live it. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Jen shares her story of using her imagination and how she started Playing For Others. It all started when she started working at a camp. This camp wasn’t just your ordinary camp. For example, one girl had [...]
Fresh off winning the McColl Award, CarlosAlexis Cruz stepped onto the stage in a white jumpsuit, looking like a gardener or a house painter. “I’m your typical Mexican gangster,” said Cruz. “I can play any of those typical Latino characters. ‘Salsa dancer to the left.’” (laughter) “I’ve worked for Telemundo!” (more laughter) “That is not [...]
Rector at Chist Church Charlotte, Chip creates amazing conversations between faith and culture. What is a foxhole friend? It goes something like this. A guy wakes up and says to himself, “this is an amazing day. I think I’m going to go for a walk to enjoy this day.” He saw how beautiful creation was [...]
Chris McLeod was five years old when she first saw a $100 bill. She was at her friend’s house and all she could do was to imagine how much candy she could buy with all that money! There was a lot of tension around money in Chris’ house, but the opposite was true in her [...]