What are the monthly meetings like?
TEDxOrlandoSalon is held at Taste, a casual restaurant in the College Park neighborhood.
A typical meeting draws between 15 and 50 smart, interesting, engaged people. Some will be regulars and some will be newcomers. Some choose to eat during the event, others choose not to.
Two TEDTalk videos are shown, each followed by a discussion break. The event program is determined by vote, and discussions are open-ended.
Should I eat ahead of time?
The food at Taste is wonderful and many people choose to eat during the event; other folks choose to eat ahead of time. We've tried to structure it to so that everyone can tailor the experience to their preferences.
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:
|Dan Pallotta||The way we think about charity is dead wrong|
|Ron Finley||A guerilla gardener in South Central LA|
|James B. Glattfelder||Who controls the world?|
|Miguel Nicolelis||A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.|
|Gever Tulley||5 dangerous things you should let your kids do|
|Sherry Turkle||Connected, but alone?|
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.