“It takes creativity to be able to imagine a future that is so different from the one before you,” says artist Titus Kaphar. He speaks at TED2020: Uncharted.

The world has explored a lot of uncharted territory so far this year, thanks in part to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Social distancing, for example, has introduced a whole new way of interacting: no hugging or close contact, fist bumps instead of handshakes, and masks, masks and more masks.

In a town as socially active and culturally curious as Jackson is, the health safety precautions have nearly brought the community to a stand still.

But we’re learning to adapt.

Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, the Wonder Institute, Jackson Wild and the Center will host will host a free stream of selected talks from the TED2020 conference: “Uncharted.” Moderated by longtime Jackson Hole educator Jim Rooks and with live musical accompaniment by Aspen Dawn, the event does not lack for entertainment, inspiration and innovation.

The night will feature eight recorded speakers from across the globe who will address a theme that exploring systemic issues, future solutions and outlets for creativity.

The Center for the Arts will livestream the talks from its event page, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

For the list of featured speakers and topics, plus more on the event and its organizers, see "TEDxJacksonHole goes virtual." 

Contact Lauren Teruya via lteruya@jhnewsandguide.com

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