TEDxOmaha Salons

upcoming event

March 19, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


General Public

TEDxOmaha connects global and local 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.

Upcoming Salon:

Addicted to Books: A Library of Obsessions | March 19

Reading can be a way to escape, to learn, to explore and to imagine. Creating the words that go on the page can be based in reality, fantasy or a mixture. As a reader and a writer to what extent is our perspective framed by our culture, our experiences, our norms and our circumstance…., and how does that narrow our focus on what we read and what we get from it. Just as fictional characters are not real, so our perspective is framed by what we read, which is also not a real representation of the world. Why are we more comfortable and accepting of the limitations of a children’s book, than the framework of our bias? From cultural blind spots to children’s’ conversation, join us as we explore reading and the passion of words.

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.

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