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TEDxBuffalo promotes ideas that are centered in and relevant to Buffalo,
by Buffalonians.



TEDxBuffalo does not have keynotes, panels, or hotel shuttles. It’s a day of engaging and refreshing your brain.



Teachers, brewers, dancers, organizers, astronomers, business leaders—all with something to say to you.

Ideas Worth Spreading

In the spirit of TED, a global platform devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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What’s new? Happenings for TEDxBuffalo 2013

Watch TED 2014 Without Having To Travel — Join Us For TEDxBuffaloLive!


Image via Flickr / TEDxBuffalo

Here’s the really short pitch and explanation of TEDxBuffaloLive: If you wanted to watch the 2014 TED conference, the big one with Bill & Melinda Gates, Mark Ronson, Yoruba Richen and other fantastic speakers, it would cost you at least $6,000 to attend, $2,500 to show it at your office or $600 for a lonely laptop experience.

But the teams behind Buffalo’s TEDx events – TEDxBuffaloWomen, TEDxBuffalo, TEDxYouth@Buffalo and TEDxUniversityAtBuffalo – would like to give people in Western New York a taste of “big TED” talks before most of their friends have seen them. For free. With Wi-Fi. So we asked TED, and we can do that.


Announcing The Theme For TEDxBuffalo 2014: “IN MOTION”

IN MOTIONThe TEDxBuffalo team is pleased to announce the theme for our 2014 event: “In Motion”.

Applying a theme to our TEDx event allows us to highlight a strength we’ve identified in our community, curate a series of talks that have the ability to build off of one another, and send a clear, powerful message to members of our community and TEDx video viewers across the globe.

This year’s theme builds upon TEDxBuffalo 2013, which celebrated our city’s “Renaissance Citizens”. Now that we’ve acknowledged our city’s renaissance, it’s time to recognize those who are hard at work bringing about positive change in our community — those who are truly “In Motion”.

Are you a citizen “In Motion”? STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Very soon, we will be releasing details about the official opening of applications to speak at TEDxBuffalo 2014.

If you’re not the public speaking type but still want to get involved in TEDxBuffalo 2014, click the links to learn more about volunteer opportunities and sponsorship opportunities. Applications to attend TEDxBuffalo 2014 as a member of the audience will be announced in Summer 2014.