What are the monthly meetings like?
TEDxOrlandoSalon events are held at Valencia College locations.
A typical meeting draws approximately 50 smart, interesting, engaged people. Some will be regulars and some will be newcomers.
Two TEDTalk videos are shown, each followed by a discussion break. The event program is determined by vote, and discussions are open-ended.
Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Valencia College.
Please note that Salon events do not feature live speakers; the focus is on participation in conversation and discussion.
Where are they held?
TEDxOrlandoSalon events rotate on an every-other-month basis through Valencia College locations.
October 8, 6:30pm - 9pm
Valencia College West Campus
Special Events Center, Building 8
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
December 10, 6:30pm - 9pm
Valencia College East Campus
Building 8, Room 101
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
Should I eat ahead of time?
Light refreshments will be available; you are welcome to bring your dinner with you if you'd like.
What talks will be on the program?
Because we offer attendees a selection of talks to choose from during the evening, we don't publish a program in advance. Talks we've shown in the past include:
||How art, technology and design inform creative leaders|
|Mary Lou Jepson
||Could future devices read images from our brains?|
||Body parts on a chip|
||How the NSA betrayed the world's trust — time to act|
||We need a heroic narrative for death|
||The deadly genius of drug cartels|
TEDxOrlando Code of Conduct
TEDxOrlando and TEDxOrlandoSalon are about the exchange of meaningful ideas and deep discussion, not selling. Opportunities do sometimes result from contacts made at our meetings and we encourage that. However, we ask that you refrain from using TEDxOrlando or TEDxOrlandoSalon primarily as a platform for promoting yourself, your personal political or religious views, your business, or your organization.