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TEDxSalem VII - Vision

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Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial Street Southeast

Salem, OR 97301

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Join us for Salem's officially licensed TEDx event on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Salem Convention Center.

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Join us for Salem's officially licensed TEDx event on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Salem Convention Center.

12 speakers, 5+ performances, snacks and drinks all day, full lunch, swag and lots of surprises all included with the cost of your ticket!


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, will address the question, “Is hydrogen peroxide the fuel of the future?”

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 and director at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research Float Clinic & Research Center and Assistant Professor of the University of Tulsa, Oxley College of Health Sciences, will share how floating (in a sensory deprivation tank) can desensitize the anxious nervous system, including in patients with PTSD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, and generalized 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.

And as mentioned at our 2019 event Salem artist and community advocate Danielle Baca will be this year’s Artist-in-Residence.

Amazing performances by:

Jewelia Owens

Jolie Brownell

and more!

Hosted by Jacob Espinoza!


• Three recesses designed to expand your mind while allowing you to connect with speakers, partners and other attendees.

• And....Surprises!

Check info on our amazing host and incredible speakers on our main website here: http://tedxsalem.com/blog


Once I purchase how do I print my ticket?

Good news! You don't need a ticket, just show your ID at registration and you will be good to go!

What does the ticket price include?

Your ticket to TEDxSalem includes admission to the full day of talks by our speakers, entertainment, participation in recess breaks, hands-on activities between sessions, plus food throughout the day (coffee/tea/water, snacks and a full lunch), a gift bag and a few other goodies.

What happens after I purchase a ticket?

After you purchase your ticket/s you are good to go. We will be sending you logistical and fun information as the event approaches.

Can I buy tickets at the event?

Yes, tickets may be purchased at the door for $70 or $55 student.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Please bring proof of ID. Must be 18 or over unless accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is parking on site.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring an open mind a sense of adventure.

Will the event be canceled due to bad weather?

No. The show must go on.

Can I get a refund?

We do not offer refunds. After purchasing a ticket, if you cannot attend TEDxSalem, your best option is to transfer your ticket to another attendee and email us at tickets@tedxsalem.com.

How do I contact you?

Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date news from our community and check our website regularly for new information: www.tedxsalem.com. You can also reach us at info@tedxsalem.com.

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Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial Street Southeast

Salem, OR 97301

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