Inspiring event to feature a diverse and eclectic roster of speakers; Positive ideas for the world from Detroit; Tickets on sale now

TEDxDetroit, the premier gathering of leading entrepreneurs, creatives, engineers, educators and artists from Detroit and across Michigan, announces the first group of confirmed speakers who will take to the stage at Detroit’s historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 26.

TEDxDetroit features the best and brightest minds sharing their passion, insights, and ideas worth spreading. Attendees are immersed in positive ideas that are delivered through TED Talks videos and live speakers to spark deep discussion, connection and cross-pollination.

The speaker roster features a full day of curated content that balances the left brain and right brain: academics, artists, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. TEDxDetroit 2022 will again feature a diverse and eclectic roster of speakers with highlights including:

  • Swamy Kotagiri – the Magna International CEO will look at the megatrends reshaping the movement of people and things as we know it.
  • Sarah Welch, Top Chef contestant and head chef at Marrow, a restaurant in the words of SEEN magazine “that facilitates endless discovery; however often you go, the menu is likely to be different than it was during your last visit.”
  • Benji Rosenzweig – this dad to a special-needs daughter will explore the power of non-verbal communication and how it’s enhanced through music.
  • Rochelle Riley – the Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit will discuss the intersection of race and education and how we can teach kids to accomplish things.

Plus magic, music, and insights from the future of food, energy, transportation, finance, and communication.

“The team is thrilled to be bringing TEDx back to Detroit for the 14th time. Every year we fill the stage with innovators, motivators and “do greaters” who make us all proud to call this area home,” said Terry Bean, executive producer and community director for TEDxDetroit. “We have another stellar slate of presenters who will show the diversity, creativity and leadership of Detroit, and I can’t wait for October 26th at The Music Hall.”

A roster of confirmed speakers to date can be found on the TEDxDetroit speakers page.

September 23 is the last chance to save $25 on TEDxDetroit with early-bird tickets. Tickets are regularly $100 and are expected to sell out. Don’t wait! Click here to purchase tickets today.

As in previous years, TEDxDetroit will also include TEDxLabs and TEDxMarketplace to showcase homegrown tech, art and small businesses. It’s part business expo, part art gallery, and part science fair. You can demo new tech, sample local cuisine, buy from local artisans, and meet the speakers in between sessions during TEDxDetroit.