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TEDxWilmington Salon - Swipe Left: Love, Dating & Situationships
Thu, February 16, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
The TEDx Wilmington Salon, Swipe Left: Love, Dating and Situationships will explore the intricate complexities of love and dating and how shifting cultural norms, technology, and trends like 'cuffing' and Netflix & Chill are impacting the way we date, the types of situationships we enter into, and our expectations about love and relationships.
Immediately following the TEDx talks, join us for Swipe Right: The After Party where you'll meet the TEDx Salon speakers and mingle with some of the area's most intriguing young professionals!
TEDx Salon Speakers:
@YvonneOrji - The Wait is Sexy. Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji is a comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s new comedy series “Insecure”. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Orji stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas. She is also developing a half-hour sitcom, based on her life entitled “First Gen”, with executive producer David Oyelowo.
@Kev_Carr - Dating is Dead. As an accomplished author, speaker and TV Host/Personality, Kevin Carr offers a practical road-map to navigate being single while learning to create the relationship you desire. Kevin delivers a message that provides direction and promotes honest dialogue. His unique perspective and engaging delivery have made him a sought after speaker across the country including appearances on ABC, BET, CBS, FOX and TBN. As a contributor, his work has been featured in Essence, , and The Huffington Post. In his first book, “If All Men Are Dogs, Then Women You Hold the Leash,” he shows women how to tap into their personal power to control the pace and direction of their relationships.
@DrDebraLaino - Technology & the Extinction of Romance: Dissecting Love. Dr. Debra Laino is a clinical sex therapist, sex educator, relationship therapist, author and life coach. She holds a Doctorate in Human Sexuality, a Master's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Education. She is in private practice, a University professor, published author and a major media contributor.
@JackADaniels - The Power of Your Love Story. Also known as the King of Breakthroughs, Jack A. Daniels is the TV Host of A&E's BlackLove, a psychotherapist and founder of The Breakthrough Instiutute, a new twist on love, money and life. He is also one of the world's leading authorities in overcoming fears and getting people unstuck.
Dance the night away while DJ Big Easy spins! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a meet and greet with the TEDx Salon speakers. Cash bar with $8 signature cocktails: The Walk of Shame, #Bae, and Relationship Goals!
Test your skills on our Situationship Scramble Board for a chance to win prizes, and if you're single, or in a situationship ;-), join us for Pin the Tail on the Ex and Speed Dating hosted by Dr. David Pulley, The Soul Mate Specialist!