Live from San Francisco
6:30 to 9:45 pm
hosted by TEDxGreenville
TEDWomen brings together a global community of women and men interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action. Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world.
In planning for TEDWomen 2016, we asked our community: What matters to you now? And in emails and comments and even drawings from TEDxWomen organizers and our network of longtime attendees, one powerful theme emerged: time.
Time is personal. We all have the same amount of time — 24 hours a day and yet most of us feel we never have enough. Even with today’s latest inventions, technology, science, we can’t make time or stop time — or can we?
Come explore time zones, time travel, time outs and times together. We will explore the conventions and challenges of time.
We will ask the hard questions. Because isn't it about time:
- To find long-term solutions to climate change, poverty, immigration, violence, race, gender and economic inequities?
- To lead for different outcomes?
- To challenge our "time-saving" technologies?
- To pay full attention and be fully present for ourselves as well as others?
TEDxGreenville has secured the license to stream the video talks of one session from TEDWomen.
The evening will begin featuring talks from two local speakers including:
The Art of Affirmation
Gail DePriest is a teacher, coach and author.
She was formerly a Corporate Director for a global management consulting firm and an entrepreneur. She has advised Fortune 500 companies and top-ranked business schools. She coaches leaders for top performance and her clients have included the US Department of Defense, Michelin North America and Bon Secours Health System.
She is a doctoral candidate and teaches Innovation & Creativity for Entrepreneurs, as well Global Leadership in an Oxford study aboard program. She is a contributing writer for the Upstate Business Journal, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Journal and is the author of, "Journey 21 - Strategies for a Better Work Life.”
Sex and World Peace:
Why We Need to Care About Gender Equality
Susan Stall is a community volunteer with a passion for justice.
She spent 13 years in corporate banking with SunTrust in Atlanta, before moving to Greenville to concentrate on her family. Now that her two sons are grown, Susan serves as Vice Chair of Dining for Women, the largest giving circle in the world, which is headquartered in Greenville. Dining for Women works to promote gender equality by funding grants that impact women in girls in the developing world and by educating members (currently more than 8,000 throughout the US) about issues facing women and girls around the globe.
She serves on the board of JustFaith Ministries, an organization headquartered in Louisville, KY that facilitates small group discussion of the gospel call to social justice and compassion. She also serves a trustee of the FW Symmes Foundation, which provides funding for nonprofits working in Greenville County.
After talks from local speakers, we will livestream talks from the TEDWomen conference.
Then, we will livestream the following talks from San Francisco.
Please note, several of the talks may not be suitable for young audiences.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
We will be meeting in auditorium of the main building of Greenville Memorial Hospital. Park in one of the garages off Grove Road. The auditorium is immediately past the main check in desk on the left before entering the food court.
NOTE: TED rules limit the number of people who can attend our salons. In the last few salons, the number of "no-shows" has been excessive. So, if you sign up and cannot attend, please let us know so we can open a space for someone else to attend. If this continues, we will begin charging a nominal registration fee for the salons.
When & Where
TEDxGreenville was the first independently organized TEDx event in South Carolina. It all started in 2010 when a diverse, passionate group of TED enthusiasts from around the community came together with the singular goal of bringing an educational and inspirational TED-like experience to Upstate residents.
The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.
Now in its eighth year, the TEDxGreenville movement ignites passions and builds bridges like never before, while highlighting the incredible people and organizations that make the Upstate of South Carolina one of the best places to live on the planet. Yep, we said it. Drop the mic.