october, 2020

22oct6:00 pm7:30 pmTEDxPlano Salon LIVE at Legacy Hall


Event Details

Legacy West is partnering with TEDxPlano – a program from the TED team consisting of local, independently organized events that gather communities to share a TED-like experience – to host their very own TEDxPlano: The Salon Series LIVE at Legacy Hall’s Box Garden.

On Thursday, October 22nd from 6pm to 7:30pm DFW/Plano area residents can join experts in the fields of corporate learning, personal innovation and entrepreneurship in a conversation to discuss the importance of “re-learning.” Guests will hear from local experts about how to grow as a business owner, employee and individual contributor in today’s challenging business world.

The conversation will be moderated by TEDxPlano Curator Shannah Hayley, who also serves as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach for the City of Plano.

Dr. Roger Widmer, Chief Operating Officer of Collin Corporate College, will be discussing the perspective of current business employment trends, training sought, culture and higher education. Dr. Widmer’s career spans 30 years in higher education as both a professor and administrator.  He holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Liberty University and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from University of Sarasota.  His previous leadership includes President of Argosy University in Chicago, Phoenix and Nashville and Ellis University in Chicago.  Collin Corporate College provides business leaders with customized training using a collaborative curriculum developed for each business’ culture in areas including technology, technical skills, leadership, organizational effectiveness, team building, employee engagement, and performance management.

Michael Thomas, Executive Director of My Possibilities and a visionary, nonprofit leader, TEDx speaker, 40 under 40 Dallas Business Journal honoree, will be discussing his perspective on corporate partnerships to hire adults with disabilities. My Possibilities provides a variety of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities like Autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and others. The focus is on continued education in life skills, social skills and job training, including placing adults with disabilities into community employment. My Possibilities, which employs about 100 people, also provides therapy services, including speech, music, behavior, massage therapy and counseling. The organization will move to provide residential services in 2021 developing a master planned community with 100 homes and services for adults with disabilities.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • This is a FREE event but registration is required at the Learn More link below, as spots are limited
  • Arrive early as seating may go quickly
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed but guests are welcome to grab dinner from one of the 20 eateries & bars at Legacy Hall and enjoy the TEDxPlano Salon LIVE in the outdoor Box Garden
  • Your health, safety, and well-being remains top priority, so don’t forget to wear a mask and stay no less than 6 feet apart from others

Photo from 2019 TEDxPlano event


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Legacy Hall

7800 Windrose Avenue Plano, TX 75024