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TEDxOmaha Salon

upcoming event

June 27, 2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


General Admission

The Real World Influence of Star Trek.

Please note this TEDxOmaha Salon will be hosted in the KANEKO Library on the West side of the building on 12th Street.

Join us on Thursday June 27th as take a trip into space. Elsbeth Magilton, University of Nebraska College of Law, will share her 2023 Omaha TedX talk, “The real-world influence of Star Trek” and lead participants through one of the exercises she discusses. Magilton takes participants through the strange twists and turns of how she started using science fiction stories and simulations to discuss and unpack really hard topics. Sci-Fi isn’t fantasy, it’s futurism. It is removed enough from our experiences and bias to let us look at challenges objectively. When we move into that space, we can explore with less constraints, and may even surprise ourselves with our different perspectives.


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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