2017 EVENT

Swipe Left: Love, Dating & Situationships

Explore the complexities of love and dating and how shifting cultural norms, technology, and trends like Netflix & Chill are impacting the way we date, the types of situationships we enter into, and our expectations about love and relationships.

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2017 TEDxWilmington Conference


TEDxWomen is an all day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet.

2017 Salon Events

What is a salon?

Swipe Left: Love, Dating & Situationships

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2017
  • 5:30pm to 7pm


  • Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
  • TBD

Women in Small Business

  • Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
  • TBD

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

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Be Authentic, Be Vulnerable — by TAHIRA Akua TAHIRA

by TAHIRA Akua TAHIRA My talk title is Life Legacy: The Story We Leave Behind. In preparation for my talk, I found myself reflecting on what story means to me. Words are how I metabolize life. The byproducts of that metabolism are stories I create. Some stories I...

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Stepping Up Despite My Fears — by Susan Sandler

by Susan Sandler I believe we are here to discover who we really are so we can use our gifts to make this world better. What mostly stands in our way is fear. I came to this conclusion after a series of losses required me to punch fear in the face and learn how to...

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Tentative 2017 Schedule

We’re still locking down some details on some of our events this year. Check back or sign up for updates!


Swipe Left: Love, Dating, & Situationships – 2/16/17


Financial Literacy – March 2017


Ursuline Academy – 4/2/17


Women in Small Business – 5/2/17


Trends in Hospitality – 6/7/17


Innovation in Healthcare – July 2017

TEDxWilmington Conference

Live at the Queen – 8/16/17


Tentative Subject – September 2017


AAA: Innovations in Transit – 10/10/17


Innovation Week – November 2017


By Invitation Only – December 2017

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“I went in with high expectations, those expectations were exceeded on all levels. I have been processing the thoughts and ideas presented for the past few days.”

“Very thought provoking speakers. I like the salon format.”

“A TEDx event should not be missed, particularly if it is organized and well curated like the ones Ajit George presents.”

“The speakers were diverse and thought provoking. The setting was perfect for a TEDxSalon event. The topics were relevant”

“They invite good speakers to talk about interesting topics. In addition the most part of the times, so interesting as the speakers are other attendees. The environment and the event are very inspiring.”

“TEDxWilmington is not only a group of wonderful people spending time together, but it is a great way to cultivate learning and inspiration for better in our community.”

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