TEDxWestChesterSalon offer an intimate experience for attendees. Contemporary relevant topics are covered in depth by experienced speakers and experts. Generally the salons can accommodate between 15-25 attendees. Our facilitator often encourages a short Q & A following the talk with the guest speaker.

SALON Speakers

Carol Metzer


Nadine Dean


Bernard Sweeney


THEMED TEDxWestChester Events 

Our larger TEDxWestChester events are emblematic of the full TEDx experience. They feature a themed program, where talks and videos are curated around a central topic. Diverse and distinguished TEDx guest speakers present a unique perspective on the theme – allowing the audience to consider a variety of viewpoints around a single topic.  Our larger events usually seat 100 in-house – which we’ve been able to augment with a live simulcast in recent years to accommodate the additional attendees. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified when we start working towards our next full sized TEDxWestChester event.

What’s IT Worth

TEDxWest Chester 2015 Speakers

To view the 2015 speaker videos please visit our home page.


Molly Nece
Molly Nece, former West Chester PA native, is a six time author, transformational speaker, with 20 years of leadership experience. Early in life, Molly became interested in pirate adventures and treasure seekers after visiting the treasure coast of Florida, she founded the Pirate Leadership Institute and never looked back.

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Tracy Davidson
Emmy award winning television journalist with 30 years experience: Since 1996, Tracy Davidson has been anchoring, reporting and creating consumer-education events at NBC10 in Philadelphia.

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Darcie Goldberg
Darcie Goldberg is a professional photographer with over 30 years of experience. Goldberg has traveled extensively which has fueled her strong, award-winning black and white photographs. She is a founding partner of The 24/7 Project with Rhoda Kahler.

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Dr. John R. Gerdy

Founder and executive director of Music For Everyone a non-profit, John is dedicated to cultivating the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County.

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Rhythms: Past, Present and Future

2014 TEDxWest Chester Speakers

Anita Foeman
Using Ancestry DNA to Explore Our Humanness

Dave James
Comedy Has Rhythm?

Erin Clemens
The Natural Rhythm of Stimming

Paul Morgan
How Postmodern Humans Can Wake Up & Find Their Groove

Jennifer Croneberger
Awakening the Rhythm of Awareness