Who is this TED? TED isn’t a who, it’s a what. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The TED conference is an annual gathering of big brains and cool creators in California. Get the full story at TED.com.
What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has launched a new program TEDx to expand the ideals of TED around the globe. This will be the fourth TEDxDetroit. There have been over 5000 TEDx events around the world.
Is this year’s event going to be big or small? We think it will be “just right”. We’re taking over Foxtown this year. We’re planning on 4,000 attendees.
Who is presenting at TEDxDetroit? Cool people. Interesting people. People at the top of their game. People just starting out. People who’ve done it all and wrote the book. It’s a mix of speakers you won’t see anywhere else. We’ll be announcing members of our top shelf line-up as we get closer to the event.
What time is the event? The full experience is 8am to 6pm. The official conference is 9am to 5pm. You won’t want to miss the arrival experience from 8am – 9am with art, music, technology and networking.
Can I speak at TEDxDetroit? Maybe. Do you have an idea worth spreading? Is it remarkable? Will it entertain, inspire and inform us all at the same time? There are no canned pitches at TEDxDetroit. Leave your boring powerpoint at home. Watch a few TEDtalks BEFORE you consider reaching out to us. This is NOT your average conference. If you think you have what it takes, visit our Speakers Page and tell us about your talk.
Can I perform, exhibit, pass out samples at TEDxDetroit? Maybe. We’re seeking cool gadgets and technology, breathtaking and provocative art, delicious and remarkable food. Contact the curators for the relevant department below:
– Speakers & Performers: Speakers & Performers Submission Form
– Gadgets & Technology: Email Valerie Sobczak
– Food & Beverage: Email Elena Wollborg
Can I volunteer to help at TEDxDetroit? Possibly. We’ll be looking for volunteers soon. Stay tuned.
Can I sponsor TEDxDetroit? Yes! Help support ideas, innovation, entrepreneurialism and inspiration in Detroit (and get your brand in front of a lot of brilliant thinkers and doers). Please contact Charlie Wollborg for information on becoming a TEDxDetroit sponsor.
Who’s putting this shindig together? This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.com. The event is being produced locally by a large team of volunteers. Learn more about the TEDxDetroit Board of Directors on our Producers Page
Still have questions? Please contact Charlie Wollborg.