In this first Salon event for TEDxSanAntonio, we will explore how we, as humans, create a meaningful life. Over the last 10 years, a variety of fields of study have converged to help chip away at the BIG questions in life. From multiple perspectives, including: psychology, neuroscience, religion, philosophy, and even theoretical physics, a picture is beginning to emerge that WE are the creators of our own meaning.
TEDxSanAntonio Salons are smaller group gatherings where we watch and discuss short TED or TEDx talks and the ideas they spark.
Harking back to the French philosophical movement in the 17th century, we will follow the traditional format of the salon, a casual gathering to refine the taste, and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. Depending on the size, we will likely split into groups small enough to support a productive conversation, watch 2 appropriate TED talks, and then reconvene as a larger social group.
Come and explore Creating Meaning and how this impacts a meaningful life. Everyone is a participant and no professional expertise is required. We’re all 100% expert at our own experiences of creating meaning.
There is no charge to attend this Salon, though we welcome your donations to support this nonprofit event. Space is limited, so you must register to reserve your spot.
Come discuss Ideas Worth Spreading and develop the community of TED and TEDx supporters here in San Antonio.
When and Where?
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
112 E Pecan St # 1000
San Antonio, TX 78205-1522 [click for map]
- Garage parking in the building is free
- Casual dress is fine, t-shirts with meaning encouraged J
- Light snacks and beverages will be provided
About Salon Organizer Cynthia Phelps
Entrepreneur, Geekdom resident and TEDxSanAntonio volunteer Cynthia Phelps, Ph.D., launched HEALTHeDesigns LLC in 2009 to develop mobile apps that help people improve their mental health and wellness. She works with the Veteran’s Administration to develop apps for Veterans with issues such as Panic Disorder and Schizophrenia. The startup’s first app project, InnerAlly, helps people self-manage their recovery from alcohol addiction and dependency using techniques from positive psychology research
About our Venue Sponsor, Geekdom
Geekdom is a new kind of collaborative coworking space where entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, makers and creatives help each other build businesses and other cool things together. Geekdom offers resources and programs for startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers.
More than 600 members operate within its 45,000 square foot office complex in downtown San Antonio’s Weston Centre. Each member agrees to give one hour a week back to another member or offer a workshop to members once a month on their expertise.
For More Information
Coordinator and Host Cynthia Phelps