TEDxGreensboro Announces Line-Up for October 7 Program   

      Nine Speakers and Three Performers Highlight the Live or Simulcast Event

Greensboro, NC (September 13, 2021) Twelve speakers and performers have been chosen for the ninth annual TEDxGreensboro signature event This year’s theme is NEXT in which speakers will explore what comes after the present – in technology, science, medicine, business, society and our personal lives – and the ways in which we chase our imagination with curiosity, rebound from the unexpected, and venture into the unknown with courage.  More than one hundred proposals were submitted for consideration and curated by the TEDxGreensboro volunteer Organizing Committee.


Co-Chairs Skip Moore and Jasmine Beard announced the line-up that covers a broad range of topics from a diverse group of speakers for a stimulating program.

  • Matt Anderson, Greensboro, NC on reforming the child welfare system
  • Dr. Tracy Criswell, High Point, NC on regenerative medicine and aging
  • Dr. Sheeba Dawood, Greensboro, NC on using industrial waste to fuel the electric vehicle revolution
  • Ky Delaney, Pisgah Forest, NC on plastic and the environment
  • Dr. Omoanghe “Omon” Isikhuemhen, Greensboro, NC on mushrooms for health and wealth
  • Candace Liger, Houston, TX on consent and body autonomy
  • Dr. Sofija Volertas, Durham, NC on telemedicine for the future
  • Dr.Peter Warmka, Orlando, FL on human hackers
  • Dr. Yeoheung Yun, on bioengineering mini-brains to solve neurological diseases

    Entertainment segments appearing during the day will include:

  • Brianna Tam, Innovative Electric Cellist who uses electronic looping technology to create an ensemble effect.
  • North Carolina Brazilian Arts Project choreographs unique dances with athletic movements and percussive rhythms.
  • Vicki Genfan, Virtuoso Acoustic Guitarist who creates a unique sound using 30 different guitar tunings and “slap-tap”percussion.

More information about the speakers and entertainers can be found at TEDxGreensboro.com  


The program is from 9am (registration opens at 8am.)  to 4:30pm EDT.

                                There are two ways to attend:

 In order to maintain safe distancing, tickets for the in-person experience on October 7 will be limited to one third of the available space in the Van Dyke Performance Space in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro. Masks will be required and social distancing observed.  Lunch and networking are included. 


The program will also be simulcast via the internet  for people who prefer to experience it in the comfort of their own space. Tickets for both options are available at TEDxGreensboro.com


The worldwide organization known as TED—which stands for technology, entertainment and design—is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Their only agenda is to make ideas worth spreading accessible.  Since 2012, TEDxGreensboro has presented Salons, Webcasts, seven full day TED -like experiences of live speakers and one virtual event in  2020. The TALKS from all of the 8 programs since 2012 are available for free on YouTube via https://tedxgreensboro.com/speaker-videos/ 

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