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TEDxPhoenixville Salons

Tue., October 6, 2015 thru Tue., January 26, 2016
October 6, 2015
7:00 pm
November 12, 2015
7:00 pm
January 26, 2016
7:00 pm
November 18, 2015
7:00 pm

TEDxPhoenixville Salons feature two to four pre-recorded TEDTalks as well as some ice breaking activities, complimentary drinks and snacks, and a whole lot of conversation. Some salons will also include a live speaker, performer or activity. Come at 6:30 to eat, drink and mingle; or come at 7 when the program starts.

January 26 Salon: Design

We are thrilled that graphic artist Tom Whalen will speak at our Design salon. You can see some of the gorgeous posters Tom has designed here.


**Please note the date for this salon has been changed from Jan 20 to Jan 26. Tickets that have Jan 20 as the date will be honored

About TEDxPhoenixville
TEDxPhoenixville celebrates the creative, innovative and inspiring happening right here and all around the world. Our objective is to present thought-provoking ideas via an annual day-long event featuring compelling speakers, artists and performers. We precede the live event with monthly salons that educate people about our platform, create opportunities for spontaneous, intelligent discussion among speakers and attendees, and point us all toward a more engaged and purposeful future. Welcome to Ideaville!

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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