About TEDxLawrence 2015

We are proud to bring TEDxLawrence to Lawrence, Kansas on March 23, 2015 at Liberty Hall.   In the true spirit of Lawrence history, we are looking for ideas that reflect the innovative, collaborative, and dynamic feel one gets when experiencing Lawrence!  Lawrence has a history of progressive and powerful thinkers; we look to expand that past into the future!  

This is truly a community event, and as such, we are looking to the community to make this a great annual event.  It is our opportunity to share ideas with each and the world!

If you have an idea worth sharing, please refer to the Speaker Information tab.  

If you would like to volunteer, please click on the Get Involved tab! 

Any sponsors, please feel free to contact us or click on the Sponsor Information tab.  

About TEDx, where x = independently organized event

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. Our event is called TEDxCharleston, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxCharleston, TEDTalks videos 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.
*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, and on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

Press Requests
All press requests should be sent to Beth Pine at beth@tedxlawrence, 785-312-0975.  Beth Pine is the official spokesperson for TEDxLawrence. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to: Melody Serafino, TEDx Media Liaison, TEDxPR@groupsjr.com.

While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text, which implies "TED" is coming to TEDxLawrence is misleading.