Talking Story

The first salon event will be held at the Bedford Public Library on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm.

The goal of the TEDxAmoskeagMillyard salon events is to spread ideas and build community in our corner of Southern New Hampshire. We will be creating space (in a local place) and time (about 90 minutes) to watch TED talks together and have informal facilitated discussion, in person, about the ideas we encounter in the selected talks.

The theme of the first salon is Story. From the time we are children, we know the world through stories. Who decides which stories get told? And how they get told? How do we know we have the right story? Or that it is complete? Join us for this discussion about one of the building blocks of society—story.

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What is a TEDx salon?

Unlike other TEDx events, salon events focus on a single subject area, rather than a broader theme. They are shorter in duration and intended for smaller groups, which spark more productive discussions.


We are designing our salon as a series of dialogues, each on a specific topic. Each salon conversation deals with a challenge we currently face as a community.

Engaging with these issues directly and as a community enriches our thinking and builds connection. It explicitly constructs the audience as a community coming together to share an experience and engage with ideas that might just make the world a better place—we become more than individuals, couples, groups of friends or families enjoying a night out in our bubble.

It is our hope that by creating this venue, forging deeper connections with local institutions, and encouraging greater social engagement, we will serve, grow, and deepen the community that enjoys our larger, annual TEDxAmoskeagMillyard event. In other words, we hope to help spread ideas.

Salons are free and open to the general public.

People may attend one salon or all of them.


We hope the salon discussions will make you hungry for more! Please also save the date for our signature event, TEDxAmoskeagMillyard, a day of live talks and performances to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Stockbridge Theatre. This year’s theme is “It’s Complicated.”

You can get more information as it becomes available by signing up for our e-mail list by using the form on the upper right of this page under “Subscribe”.

Why salons? A brief history.

Will there be other salon events?