Our 2017 Event Has Concluded

The event will be held at the Colonial Theater on February 25th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a locally organized conference where live speakers share a series of innovative idea-focused, multidisciplinary talks, inspiring and insightful TEDtalk videos are shown, and unique performances are witnessed, all combining to spark deep discussion and connection among attendees.

In this year’s lineup, in keeping with the spirit of TED and in tribute to the city that is our namesake, we urge all to consider the seminal question of inquiry: If.

We’re also curating a number of TEDucation Tours – immersive experiences which give attendees a chance to see outside their normal everyday interactions into the worlds of art, industry, and technology. Please know that availability to these experiences is limited.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to converse about the ideas you’ve heard with strangers who become new friends at the post-event Dine-Around.

Just as in years past, we expect the evening to be thought-provocative, interesting, and entertaining, but what really makes it resonate is you, the audience. Help us make this our largest event yet by promoting it to others who are just as passionate as you are about idea sharing.


Brad Christensen - TEDx Licensee and Curator
Greg Calder - Co-Organizer and Sponsor Relations
Andrea Todd - Press and Public Relations
Doug Webster - Graphic Designer
Jared Taylor - Website Manager
Janece Moore - Event Manager
Aly Webster - Executive Producer
Justin Dial - Video and Production Lead

Speaker Coaches

Janet and Paul Allen
Maija-liisa Adams

TEDucation Coordinators

Andy Crossman
Shawn Johansson

Dine-around Coordinators

Nari Mendenhall
Michael Coon
“What’s relevant to a society is how well they are communicating their ideas and how well they are cooperating.”Matt Ridley