In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self- organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxUChicago is a local, independently organized TEDx event held at the University of Chicago and organized by students at the University. Now into its sixth year, TEDxUChicago aims to provide, like TED, a platform where the smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most fascinating teachers will be inspired and have the opportunity to inspire others. And that’s just the audience — just wait until you hear the speakers! In the past few years, the organization has brought over forty speakers of various backgrounds and fields to share their ideas on campus and spark discussions beyond the TEDx stage and event.
Our TEDx talks are viewed worldwide online, and have reached as many as 260,000+ views. In the past, we have sold out both 470 and 830-seat auditoriums, and attendees came from all areas of Chicago, from University students to people throughout the Midwest to Australian visitors from the global TEDx community.