The third year’s edition of TEDxHickory is coming to the SALT Block Auditorium on Saturday, May 10. A group of local volunteers have banded together to bring this year’s TEDx event to Hickory. The event will feature a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos. The independently organized event is licensed by TED and is designed to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The theme of this year’s event is “Curate and Elevate.” Speakers will talk about ideas and possibilities based on their own personal experience, research and thoughts. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with presenters speaking for no more than 18 minutes each. There will be breaks between sessions for discussions on the topics presented.
Tickets are available from the event’s website, www.TEDxHickory.com, and are priced at $20 each, including lunch. Space is limited. There will be a reception immediately after the event for all attendees and speakers in the adjoining Hickory Museum of Art.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.