A short module about TEDx Events

As a TEDx organizer, I have become acutely sensitive to the fact that many people are not aware of the intricacies of TEDx event development and the role of the organizer. This page is a short introduction to the basics of TEDx organization that will help anyone who wants to organize their own event, volunteer, or speak at a TEDx event. 

*NOTE: You may organize an event with up to 100 people if you have NOT attended a TED event.  Once you attend a TED event you are then allowed to hold larger events. 

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What is a TEDx Event?

According to TED a TEDx event is (the following is extracted from TED.com): 

“A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.”  

The TED format

A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

TED non-negotiable rules for TEDx events:

Diversity of topics

All TEDx events present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. After all, what’s the fun without a little variety?

Community-driven and bias-free content

A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection, and community.

What do you think is important about TEDx event talk selection?


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Details about TEDx Rules that are important to know


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An example of a talk from TEDxAmericasFinestCity:


 Some images of the variety of TEDx events




Congratulations, now you are better prepared whether you want to organize your own event, volunteer, or give a TEDx talk. Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself.

– TEDx Organizer, Patricia Stitson

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