December 2008, David finds himself questioning what makes him get up in the morning. He saw an article of 10 images of buildings built from shipping containers. It’s our job to create these communities to influence you. How do we put these communities together so they can tell you their story? 2 hours and 21 [...]
TEDxCharlotte 2014 comes together on February 21st.
Unexpected: Converging Contradictions
It’s inevitable. Ideas are everywhere and mixing them together with different perspectives brings out fresh ones from new faces. Let’s discover how converging ideas you never thought would come together results in ideas that are remarkably fresh, brave, bold... and unexpected.
Join an intimate fourth edition of TEDxCharlotte. Our upcoming conference will continue a fresh tradition of focusing on brilliant speakers, but the event will be smaller due to a new TEDx license. That means we can only offer 100 in-person seats to both returning and new attendees who apply and embody the TED-spirit of “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Tickets are free. The conference takes place at The Chop Shop on February 21, 2014. If you can’t make it, please join or host a Viewing Party and encourage others to apply.
Watch TEDxCharlotte 2014 online on the day of the event through Livestream.
A Detroit native with a Southern accent, Jenifer has a lot to share with us. Dr. Phil essentially challenged us to change our mindset 20 years ago, and Jenifer is calling us to start a new diet revolution. A #digitaldiet. You know when they say, when stuff isn’t adding up..it’s time to subtract. That’s what [...]
“The number one question I’m asked about my travels is whether I’m afraid to travel alone,” she says. “I think the media perpetuates a world view that people are scary (at best) and evil (at worse) and that’s simply not true.” -Tamela Rich Travelers often share their stories while on the road. These two motorcyclists [...]
What if you have music in you but there are no resources? Hip hop is unique because it is a form of music born out of our society. Whatever you have, you turn it into something that’s gold. His music is deep and inspiring for everyone who hears. Do dreams exist? Go a little deeper. [...]
“I appreciate being here today. It’s been a long journey.” Antonia opens up her talk being authentic, transparent, and grabbing every single person’s attention in the room. Sweets and food let people’s guards down. We all do things for a reason. Those things make us stronger. Somebody needs to hear your story to know that [...]
Have you seen the Billy Nye vs Ken Ham debate? Clearly there is not a winner. Evolution is merely a theory, like gravity. This is about thinking. A faith based reality in which the principles in faith is applied in public life to everything: economics, environment, fuel efficiency, criminal justice, etc. Anyone can believe anything [...]
Herrison performs a poem based on the unexpected and spontaneity. Watching him see his father surrender, thinking he doesn’t belong here, he grabs the attention of our audience. “The same people Americans are holding out with fences are building them.” We are all immigrants. Last time he checked – there was only one race. The [...]