TEDxHickory 2019 Talks
The Courage to Connect | Jeremy Boone
The more connected we become the more disconnected we become. People are more lonely, depressed, anxious, nervous than ever beforeRead more.
Connecting with our Forgotten Past | William Keener
As we prepare to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Hickory, North Carolina next year, this talk will reconnect us to bothRead more.
Beneath the Surface: A Tumor, Earthquakes & Dignity | Joshua Elliott
At 17, Joshua Elliott experienced the most vulnerable event of his life, being diagnosed with a brain tumor. In thisRead more.
Three Secrets to Meaningful Connection (As Told to Me by a Unicorn) | Patty Adams
Did you know we all have a personal unicorn? In this creative and powerful talk, discover how to let yourRead more.
How to Change the World by Being an Influencer | Jen Hoverstad
I made the conscious decision to #letothersin to my journey with breast cancer. What if we adopted that mentality toRead more.
The Art of Connection | Becky Caldwell
“The Wolf Crystal” is a project whose creation came about because of artists connecting with each other and collaborating. ItRead more.
Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter are Real | Karen Shackleford
Social psychologist Karen Shackleford talks about how fictional stories are so consuming because they help us satisfy one of ourRead more.
TEDxHickory 2018 Talks
The Power of Knowing Your Lines | Bill Morgan
One of the most often asked questions of actors is “How do you learn all of those lines?” and yet,Read more.
The Future of Movie Theaters | Alan Jackson
Over the past 100 years we have experienced major changes in the way we experience art. But perhaps no mediumRead more.
What Do Elders Know And Why Is It Still Important? | Dennis Stamper
We live in a time in which our knowledge is growing at an unprecedented rate. It is changing not onlyRead more.
Why This Iranian Immigrant Had to Return to 1980 Miami | Roben Farzad
Roben relives the trauma he shared with his hometown of Miami, which by 1981 became America’s murder capital. Roben hostsRead more.
If / Then | Turney Duff
Turney Duff shares his tales of spectacular excess while illuminating the consequences of predicting future emotions. He always believe thatRead more.
Asking the Right Questions | Steven Clarke
I learned early on, while on the debate team in high school, that there are many sides to a lotRead more.
Brain Fitness for Kids: Cloning the DNA of Einstein | Edie Raether
If you want to raise a remarkable child; one who can perform like Mozart, score like Michael Jordan and becomeRead more.
TEDxHickory 2017 Talks
Rather Invest in Criminals than in Wall Street | Uwe Kaspers
This talk discusses the economic potential of social welfare programs. Social impact creates economic value. The example used is theRead more.
Remember What You Want | Jarrod Haning
Is it true that spoken words are responsible for the emotional wounds we feel? If there was something else atRead more.
The Happiness Meter | Jesse Itzler
We have ways to measure so many key metrics in our lives. We step on a scale to check ourRead more.
What’s Next? NO Bullying…from Anyone | Mitchell Gold
When you hear the word “bully,” do you think of the overt schoolyard type? Long-time equality advocate Mitchell Gold saysRead more.
Connect to Your Passion By Paying Attention to the Whisper | Adriana Girdler
Do you know someone living their life’s passion? Their happiness is inspiring. Want to live your life with purpose? Yet finding itRead more.
Sharks and Self Pity | Fox Beyer
Sharks can teach us a lot about failure, self pity, and cerebral palsy. This is my story. Fox Beyer isRead more.
Connecting People Through the Power of Creativity | Jon Carfagno
This presentation is a call to action about the role art museums should play in catalyzing the next phase ofRead more.
Why You Should Never Grow Up | Cedric Clyburn
Sometimes, taking a step forward requires taking a step back. “Why you shouldn’t grow up” is an idea that encompassesRead more.
Mitchell Levy: BEing Seen & BEing Heard as a Thought Leader!
In today’s connected society, how “should” we present ourselves to those that “should” be listening? Who we were and howRead more.