On-stage at An Spailpín Fánach at the final TEDx Cork Salon. Top row: Mike McGrath-Bryan, Colin Biggs. Bottom row: Joanna Dukkipati-McCarthy, Christina Giliberti, Eilis Dillon, Aisling Byrne.
TEDx CorkSalon (team member, curatorial assistant, production assistant)
TEDx CorkSalon, the local community-formatted TED talks curated, produced and staged in Cork city by a team of “doers” and friends pulled from various walks of life with the goal of creating conversations and connections.
Welcome to TEDxCorkSalon, a place for diverse, passionate and open-minded individuals to connect with each other. We completed a full term of six salons, between June 2016 and May 2017. Each salon was specifically designed with themes relevant to the people of Cork.
TEDxCork Salon at TED.com
TEDxCorkSalon 1: Cork Loves Vintage
“The first in the TEDxCorkSalon series is a discussion about vintage culture, and takes place on 16th June 2016 at The Village Hall, Patrick’s Quay, Cork City. The goal of this salon is to highlight Cork city as a destination for the vintage-loving tourist.”
TEDxCorkSalon 2: Cork Loves Music
TEDxCorkSalon presents *Cork Loves Music*, the second salon in the six part series. This Salon is spread across two sessions of live talks and diverse performances. The objective of #CorkLovesMusic is to understand Cork’s strong relationship with music while exploring the different layers of its connection.
Speakers: Stevie G, Eileen Hogan, Irish Jack, Young Phantom, Southern Hospitality Board, Sam McNicholl, Ray O’Brien, Kevin Draper. Performers: Arthuritis, M.SEA, Dara O’Brien, Rory O’Brien, Eamonn Cagney, Cork Singers’ Club, Roslyn Steer.
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Night 2 Videos:
TEDxCorkSalon 3: Becoming You
“Becoming You is a place for young women to have a conversation to explore the path of becoming themselves focusing on authentic self and body image.”
Speakers: Genevieve Watters; The Cork City Firebirds
“This salon will feature screenings of three evocative TED Talks relevant to the theme to admire, inspire and set fire to your resolution. Each screening will feature an open conversation.”
TEDxCorkSalon 5: United in Art
“Salon 5: United in Art will highlight the role of art in engaging with diverse communities and intersectional groups of Cork. This salon will feature live speakers and an interactive discussion.”
Speakers: Cliff Dolliver, Dowtcha Puppets; Fiona Kearney, The Glucksman; William Frode de la Foret, Cork Community Art-Link; Ailbhe Barrett & Lisa Fingleton, Mayfield Arts Centre.
TEDxCorkSalon 6: The Changing Man
“Salon 6: The Changing Man will be our final TEDxSalon event! This will discuss what masculinity means in 2017. This salon will feature live speakers and an interactive discussion.”
Speakers: Blake Norton, Professional Wrestler; Stanley Notte, Poet; Charlie Stevens, Integrative Psychotherapist & Constellator; Micheál O’Mathúna, CEO & Founder of The Health Zone.