Apply to Speak at TEDxTufts 2018

Where does your mind wander...follow it to the TEDxTufts stage! Applications to speak at our event on March 11, 2018 are now LIVE! Apply to speak or nominate someone you think belongs on our stage. Applications close on November 1 at 11:59pm.

Apply to Speak.
Nominate a Speaker.

Unsure of whether or not you want to speak at TEDxTufts? Come to our speaker idea workshop “Put the TED in your talk,” Monday 10/23 from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm in Pearson 106.

What's TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTufts, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTufts event, TEDTalks video 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.

Our History

Before TEDxTufts, there was the Tufts Idea Exchange (or TEX). The Tufts Idea Exchange was a TED-style night of Tufts student, faculty, and alumni/ae speakers sharing their brightest, most innovative ideas with the community. TEX showcased the innovative and creative potential of this university- entirely independent from TEDx. After five successful years of TEX, we've decided to try TEDx and bring our unique tradition of TEX to a new stage.

The Event

This year's event will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12-4pm. Tickets go on sale February 21st at 10:30am on Tufts Tickets. They will also be available at the Mayer Campus Center info booth.

Check out the talks from our last event here.