Salon Events

What is a TEDx Salon?

Salon events are smaller events that keeps a TEDx community engaged between mainstage events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDx organizers hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person.

At TEDxUCincinnati, our salon events allow us to engage the University community in a more informal way, including student speakers, discussions, and, of course, often pizza.

See below for salon details, including both past and upcoming events. Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend!

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We’re still in the process of planning our next salon.

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Friday, November 17th 2017

Pushing the boundaries of business and technology, Frontiers is a collaboration between TEDxUCincinnati and the Lindner Student Association to bring you radical ideas by some of UC’s best and brightest students.


Thursday, October 27th 2016

Everyone around us has a different perspective on the world, which is especially evident this election season. This salon will emphasize the importance of recognizing various perspectives—understanding that our upbringing and surrounding community influences our view on the world. We hope to encourage students to be civically engaged and exercise their right to vote this election!


Friday, August 19th 2016

For the first time ever, TEDxUCincinnati teamed up with Student Government to host a Salon at New Student Convocation. Every incoming freshman packed into Fifth Third Arena to kick off their college career at the University of Cincinnati.


Thursday, February 11th 2016

“We sometimes view ourselves as singular beings in a vast world of different people with different ideas and views. There are those similar to us and those that differ in many ways but not one the same. The theme Mosaic embodies combining these irregularities to create a bigger and better work of art.”

Mosaic was a Salon hosted and design to gear up only weeks before the second ever TEDxUCincinnati mainstage event. Three current UC students gave talks: Kyle Ivey, a musical theater major, who spoke about “seeing the bigger picture;” Juliana Madzia, a neurobiology and women’s studies student, whose talk was titled “What Neurobiology Tells Us about Racism;” and Kiran Venkat, a neuroscience and finance major, who addressed how to bridge the gap between medicine and business. All three speakers were in their third year of undergrad at the university.

Read The News Record’s coverage of the event here.

Photos courtesy of Phil Heidenreich.

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Monday, November 9th 2015

“The first ever TEDxUCincinnatiSalon, Avenues encourages discussions around the ways we live our lives and the reasons behind it. Featuring student speakers and recorded talks, join us for an evening of pizza and ideas worth spreading.”

Avenues, TEDxUCincinnati’s first ever Salon, hosted three speakers, all current UC students: Meghan Pope, Mohamed Elzarka, and Caitlin Taylor. They discussed advice from an extensive college career, the importance of accessible healthcare, and how to be a change agent for students’ passions, respectively.

Read The News Record’s coverage of the event here.

Photos courtesy of The News Record.