And that’s a wrap!!! Another great year of ideas shared by our 2019 TEDxIdahoFalls speakers!

A huge thank you to all of our speakers, volunteers, performers, photographers, videographers, sound, stage and lighting teams, sponsors, organizers, caterers and of course our attendees who support us year after year!

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About TEDxIdahoFalls

TEDxIdahoFalls is an all-volunteer staffed, non-profit organization. Our event relies on the sponsorship of partners and general admission sales. Your ticket purchase helps cover hard costs such as the venue, printing, advertising, and helps us continue to bring enriched dialogue to the Eastern Idaho, Exposing, Exploring and Expanding the minds of our community.

TEDxIdahoFalls is proud of our 53 passionate speakers since our first event in 2014, with over 1,800 people attending our live events, nearly 4 million viewers online, and the dedicated group of volunteers that make it happen every year. We look forward to continue to share Idaho Falls’ ideas worth spreading.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIdahoFalls, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxIdahoFalls event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Past Attendee Testimonials

The TEDxIdahoFalls talks were great and it’s so nice to hear unique ideas about improving our communities and our lives!

This was out first experience with TEDxIdahoFalls. We enjoyed all the speakers and gained much food for thought.

The event was spectacular. Everyone was enthralled by the speakers. We left on an intellectual high.

I always need encouragement and inspiration in my journey to become a better human being. I found both at this event.

I loved how inspiring and organized this event was. I felt like a VIP.

I am inspired by the talks and always learn something new. I went last year and took a friend with me this year.

It’s excellent to hear from topics I might not otherwise know much about, or viewpoints that might be slightly different from my “assumptions” looking from the outside. I think it’s important for my teenagers to be at these, because I need them to have a larger world view than they might have growing up in a “smallish” city.

This was my first time attending a TEDx event and it exceeded all expectations. Hearing the different speakers and ideas were refreshing and eye opening. I can’t wait for next year.

I have been a spreader of TEDx for 2 years now for several reasons. First because I fully embrace the philosophy of TED. In addition, I have been impressed with the quality of the event itself in Idaho Falls. It is a well-organized and smoothly run event. This year I learned more about the speaker selection and training process. It is equally impressive.

The speakers were very motivating. I really enjoyed Stephany TaylorSilva’s story about her life and what she has done and is doing to help her over come the battles she went through. I really look up to her, I know if she can do great others like her can do great things also.

Organizers & Other Contributors

Janece Moore - Lead Organizer
Aly Webster - TEDx Licensee & Co-Organizer
Jared Taylor - Co-Organizer & Marketing Manager
Heidi Bluemel - Sponsor Relations & Executive Producer
John M. Avondet - Sponsor Relations
Jennifer Wells - Sponsor Relations
Andy Crossman - Curator & Public Relations
Doug Webster - Graphic Design Curator
Paul Allen - Speaker Coach
Maija-Liisa Adams - Speaker Coach
Alycia Marks - Speaker Coach
Nari Mendenhall - Dine-around & Volunteer Coordinator
Michael Coon - Dine-around Coordinator
Brad Christensen - Emcee & Past Licensee
Award-winning Rigby High School Yearbook Team under the direction of Michael Feik - Event Photographers Soapbox - Video Production
Numerous additional volunteers, to which we are grateful!