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Get your tickets now for TEDxSalem at the Salem Convention Center

Get your tickets now for TEDxSalem at the Salem Convention Center

The Salem Convention Center has hosted hundreds of top-tiered conventions through the years and has welcomed visitors from all over the world. Our central location, state-of-the-art technology, flexible and open space and “all-under-one-roof convenience” makes us the ideal venue to host large scale events like Salem’s officially licensed TEDx event.

We are pleased to kick off a new year and a new decade with TEDxSalem VII on January 4, 2020 and tickets are on sale now.

The event, hosted by Jacob Espinoza, will include a lineup for 12 thought-provoking, motivating speakers, as well as performances by Jewelia Owens, JJ Gegg, Jolie Brownell and more.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event, branded by TEDx but independently organized, is a place to share ideas, spark discussion, and really connect with other people.

“I knew from watching videos online how impressive the TED events are, but I was not expecting how emotionally moving each presentation would be.” Said an attendee from last year’s TEDxSalem III. “I felt completely welcome upon arrival and left with a renewed faith in mankind: that there are people in this world, and even in my local community, who are making a difference.”

TEDxSalem at the Salem Convention Center

Get your tickets now for TEDxSalem at the Salem Convention Center

Included in your ticket:

*Twelve speakers
*Multiple performances from local artists
*Snacks and drinks throughout the day
*A full lunch
*Tons of swag and surprises

The Speakers

*Mike Studer of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates will speak on the regenerative capacities of the human brain.

*Theresa McCormick, Portland State University Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has a surprising alternative fuel that might be hiding in plain sight.

*Kaeli Swift, University of Washington, will discuss the power of crows to enrich our lives and
connect us to nature.

*Melissa Pollman of Haley’s Heroes Foundation will delve into how rare disease, research and hope are connected.

*Nicole Malinoff will explore dance and accessibility and how it can benefit our communities.

*Bassam Tarazi will share things you learn in a go-cart in the middle of the Turkmen Desert (or…Purposeful Discomfort and the Power Of Planned Grit)

*Nina Baliga, Co-Founder, and CEO of < div >ersity, will discuss building accessibility to technology for people with disabilities and how it can make our world better not just through inclusion, but by improving products and services for everyone.

*Justin Feinstein, Ph.D., a Clinical Neuropsychologist who directs the Float Clinic & Research Center at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, will share how float therapy can help disconnect the nervous system from life’s constant stream of stimulation, and in the process help individuals reconnect to themselves, even those who suffer from chronic and debilitating anxiety.

*Hailey Hardcastle, a graduate of Sherwood High School and freshman at the University of Oregon who helped with a new piece of legislation that allows Oregon students to take “mental health days” off from school (House Bill 2191), will speak to defeating the stigma surrounding mental health and learn how we can create a more empathetic society.

*Mihir Joshi, a 13-year-old student at South Salem High School, will explore how to predict the change of Marine Protected Areas in the ocean and what you can do to help save the ocean.

*Dr. Marisa Zapata, Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning at Portland State University, will address how we can solve homelessness by rethinking who has a right to housing.

You just never know who else you’ll see at this big event!

We’ll see you there!

Event Details

January 4, 2020
9 am – 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center

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About TED
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Click here to learn more about TED.

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