The event opens with a presentation and group discussion facilitated by Dr. Casey Meehan, Sustainability Coordinator at Western Technical College.
At a TEDx Salon, attendees watch TED Talks, listen to speakers and have discussions about the talks they witnessed. Salons re-engage the audience in the presentation model through the critical element of lively discussions, allowing attendees to actively participate in the event and shape the conversation.
"Climate crisis may be the story of our times. We hear repeatedly from climate experts that humanity will suffer greatly if we don’t act soon, yet our everyday conversations remain remarkably void of discussions about climate change. Why? How might having regular discussions about climate with our friends, families, co-workers and neighbors move us toward the future we want? How do you broach such a fraught topic, and what do you talk about?" - Casey Merhan, Sustainability InstituteIn this TEDxUWLaCrosse Salon participants will watch TED talks by Katharine Hayhoe and Per Espen Stoknes and will have the opportunity to reflect on, develop and practice sharing their own climate story--one grounded in lived experience where they are the experts.
This event is presented through a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the La Crosse Public Library.
Learn more at the library site.