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 2015

TEDxBuffalo 2015: Meet 2 More Speakers

The TEDxBuffalo team is pleased to announce two more speakers for TEDxBuffalo 2015: Illuminate. Stay tuned as we announce the rest of the lineup tomorrow, June 19.

Kaitlin Garrity

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About: Kaitlin Garrity is a senior at Canisius College studying communication and hopes to work as a Campus Minister at a Jesuit college or university. She is currently a resident assistant, a Campus Ministry intern and a singer in the Contemporary Music Ensemble. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and sharpening her wit.

Twitter: @KaitlinGarrity

Kara M. Oliver

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About: Kara Oliver is currently the Program Specialist at the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York. A native New Yorker, Kara moved to Western New York in 2007 to pursue her degree in communications and has not looked back since. Her passions involve creative problem solving, volunteer work, youth engagement and community building.

Instagram: @mickeymichelle89

Excited to attend? Attendee applications are open now through August 14. Click here to apply.


TEDxBuffalo 2015: First Speakers Announced!

The TEDxBuffalo team is pleased to announce the first two speakers for TEDxBuffalo 2015: Illuminate. Stay tuned as we announce the rest of the lineup through Friday, June 19.

Dr. Christopher W. Kerr

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About: Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patient’s dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life lead and the death anticipated.

Danielle Twum

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About: Danielle Twum is a third year pre-doctoral candidate at Roswell Park Cancer Institute studying cancer immunology. Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Danielle received her B.A. in Biology from Vassar College, where she studied the effect of climate change on corals. It was in college that she became fascinated with the immune system and decided to pursue a degree in immunology. When Danielle is not making magic at the bench side, you’ll find her touring Buffalo in her running shoes, joyfully exploring the local food scene and scheming to get her family up here more.

Already excited to attend? Attendee applications are open now through August 14. Click here to apply.