The area’s leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers will gather Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 to share what they are most passionate about – positive ideas for the world from Detroit.

Who is TED?

TED isn’t a who, it’s a what. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, three broad subject areas that are shaping our future. TEDxDetroit is an independently produced offspring of the annual TED gathering of big brains and cool creators. Learn more about the TED conference at TED.com. To learn more about TEDxDetroit, keep reading or see the FAQ.

What’s with the X?

We are the X. The multipliers. The catalysts. The connectors. The amplifiers. We challenge the status quo. We come together to collaborate, to share fresh ideas and to find inspiration. We are optimistic about our future. We believe Detroit’s best days lie ahead. We are the people who are making it happen. We believe that is an idea worth spreading.

Why in Detroit?

Because we love Detroit. And we’re not alone. Innovation, artistic expression and entrepreneurship in Detroit are on the rise. Detroit is where the young, bright, creative & entrepreneurial are making it happen. But don’t take our word for it: Read The New York Times,The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. This is the fifth year of the TEDxDetroit conference.


WHAT:TEDxDetroit – Positive ideas for the world from Detroit
WHO:Creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, geeks, designers, thinkers and doers
WHERE:The new Grand Ballroom at Cobo Center overlooking the Detroit River
WHEN:Wednesday, October 2, 2013; 8am – 6pm
HOW:Join the LinkedIn group to stay in the loop. Still have questions? Visit our FAQ.

Your Part

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 TEDxDetroit, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDetroit 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.

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This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.