Salons are a series of intimate and engaging events typically showcasing a few TED talks orbiting a chosen theme. Past TEDxSeattle (formerly TEDxRainier) speakers will often join in on the fun, both to participate in the discussion and provide updates on what they’ve been up to.

Examples of past Salons include The Function of Fantasy hosted by EMP, Cultures of Community held at Town Hall and Science, Curiosity and Wonder at the Pacific Science Center.