TEDxOmaha Salon

past event

August 20, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


General Public

Ideas Worth Spreading.

Join other TED enthusiasts for TEDxOmahaSalon, a monthly conversation group. We watch two recorded TED Talks on a topic, then talk about the implications and opportunities.

Improve with Improv: A jester’s Story to better Presentation

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice when she found herself in wonderland. If she had been in Omaha she would have been part of the TEDxOmaha Salon on Monday August 20th, because, this is where the curious and inquisitive minds gather. Especially this month because we are taking a deep dive into creativity and improvisation, and bringing the lens to focus on some different perspectives.

What do you see as creativity and what do we mean by innovation? Are they the same, different, connected? Where do you expect creativity and improv to exist and who do we see as creatives and who do we see as innovators? When do you improvise? For example, would you expect your surgeon to be creative? Maybe not, probably not, but together let us explore this interesting topic by starting with the intersection of medicine, music and technology and how that can give us insights into how the brain works during creative activity and improvisation. Together lets us see where the curiosity, conversation and “ideas worth spreading” lead us…maybe Alice will join us!

About TEDxOmaha
TEDxOmaha is an independently organized TEDx event. As a part of the global TED community, we connect locally to explore the ideas and situations that affect our cultures, environments, and minds. Most people are introduced to this remarkable collection of human experiences through recorded TED Talks. Through technology, we can hear stories of discovery, heartache, joy, introspection, and imagination from some of the world’s most amazing people. By creating events in Omaha, we produce an experience based on TED’s principles.

Who attends TEDxOmaha? Five hundred of our community’s most curious, forward-thinking people. Activists, artists, philanthropists, modern-day philosophers, policymakers, stay-at-home parents, and more. You, too, can gather with amazing people from our region who share their insights and accomplishments. It helps us witness what is happening – and what is possible – so we can be inspired to take bigger steps together. TEDxOmaha is held annually in October and offers monthly TEDxOmahaSalon events at The KANEKO.

For questions and more information, please visit TEDxOmaha on Facebook!

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