x = independently organized TED event

Theme: What's Next

This event occurred on
August 29, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Memphis, TN
United States

Welcome to TEDxMemphis!

Ted is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.TEDx are local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks from live speakers and video combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

TEDxMemphis is excited to bring a series of dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking TEDTalks to the MidSouth on August 29.

We are excited to bring a diverse lineup of speakers to share ideas and spark conversation, and hopefully inspire collaboration and action across disciplines. The Memphis community is rich with ideas and talent that we want to showcase. TEDx gives this talent a magnified voice and — through shared TED Talk videos — an international stage. We’re excited to export some unique Memphis talks while also reaching an engaged local audience.

*Engaged* is exactly the perfect word when talking about the audience. Attendees at TEDxMemphis will feel as if they are an integral part of the event: that's because we strongly believe this.

University of Memphis Rose Theater
3720 Alumni Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38152
United States
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Organizing team




  • Anna Mullins
  • Warner Russell
  • Wilson Orr
    Senior Advisor/Sponsor liaison
  • Bentley Goodwin
    Speaker consultant
  • Robert Fudge
    Stage Design/Technical Consultant
  • Clay Smythe