Emcee Mike Watson asked the audience, “If it’s simple, it can’t be right. Right?” But in reality, the simplest of things are the right things to do, and the solutions are often right in front of us. Cassie started her talk with a promise to “zip right through” because she knew we were all hungry. [...]
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.
Emcee Mike Watson introduced Valaida Fullwood and Charles Thomas by saying, “They are both just gifts to our community.” “Reframing Portraits of Philanthropy — that was my big idea six years ago,” began Valaida. The book, published in October 2011, shares the stories and profiles of 200 black philanthropists. As Valaida explained, “For some time, [...]
With a projected image of a mosaic heart on the wall, Patricia Shafer talked about her nonprofit, Mothering Across Continents at TEDxCharlotte. The founder and “Chief Catalyst” of this nonprofit organization told audiences how they can get involved in nonprofits as a group effort instead of as a single person or one volunteer. She explained [...]
Last year JD, Buck and Jackson joined TEDxCharlotte remotely from a Buddhist Monastery in south central India. They were in the midst of their Twelve in Twelve travels where they visited 12 countries in 12 months seeking opportunities to engage with people all over the world to make an impact through humanitarian work. This year [...]
Patricia Shafer is the founder and “Chief Catalyst” of Mothering Across Continents, a nonprofit organization where volunteer catalysts — people who work together to create change in the world — receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to make dream ventures a reality. Projects have been launched on four continents. “We’re all on this planet [...]
Food: (N) any nutritious substance that people eat or drink in order to maintain life and growth- a human necessity, a basic right, and yet, there are countless communities across the country without access to clean and healthy nourishment. In 2008, Robin Emmons set out to plant the seeds of change to make a difference, [...]
Valaida Fullwood – Author, “Giving Back” and Charles Thomas – Photographer, “Giving Back” Valaida Fullwood is a true multi-hyphenate: writer, project strategist, and award-winning author who together with Photographer Charles Thomas, created “Giving Back,” a book of stories and images that reframe portraits of philanthropy, which won the McAdam Book Award in 2012. The two have known [...]