TEDxIndianapolis Blog

Live Stream Information & Agenda

Live Stream Link: https://livestream.com/tedx/tedxindianapoliswomen   The Live Stream Agenda for the day is as follows: 9:30 – 11:30 am | Session 1 “The Power of X” Introductions Speaker: Molly Ford Speaker: Tapati Dutta Performance: Mariah Ivey Pre-recorded Video: James Vietech Speaker: Melissa Spitz 11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Lunch Suggested activities for Live Stream… Continue reading.

Tickets SOLD OUT for Inaugural Event

With two and a half weeks remaining until the inaugural TEDxIndianapolisWomen event, tickets are SOLD OUT. This year over 300 attendees will be SHOWING UP to see women presenters speak on topics celebrating empowerment, diversity and embracing the knowledge and power women share every day with the community, their profession and their family. Talks will be… Continue reading.

Tickets On Sale Now! Get them while they last.

Tickets are now available for TEDxIndianapolisWomen taking place on November 29, from 9am-4pm at The Center | The Heritage Group. Click here to purchase your tickets today! TEDxIndianapolisWomen theme is SHOWING UP: a celebration of empowerment, diversity and embracing the knowledge and power women share every day with the community, their profession and their family…. Continue reading.

In the News: TEDxIndianapolisWomen Speaker Lineup Revealed

Indianapolis, IN (October 17, 2018) – We are thrilled to announce our speaker lineup for the first-ever TEDxIndianapolisWomen event on November 29, 2018, at The Center | The Heritage Group. TEDxIndianapolisWomen celebrates the theme of SHOWING UP; with an explosion of discovery and ingenuity, women are driving real and meaningful change around the globe. They’re… Continue reading.

In The News: TEDxIndianapolis Announces Inaugural TEDxIndianapolisWomen Event

Indianapolis, IN (September 27, 2018) – Mark those calendars with an “X” and take note to show up to Indianapolis’ inaugural TEDxIndianapolisWomen event on November 29, 2018 at The Center – The Heritage Group. TEDxIndianapolisWomen celebrates “Showing Up” featuring diverse individuals in business, technology, art, science, and humanities meeting challenges head on while empowering each other to… Continue reading.

The Bliss of Simplicity

To be alive is to be struck with sensory inputs, to have a thousand choices in each second, and to process these realities and possibilities as fast as our brains will go.  Complexity is our default, our modern modus operandi. But what if we paused, and pared down?  How refreshing might it be to draw… Continue reading.


Our friend John Thomas took extensive notes during the big day and offers up an awesome recap of the highlights.  Enjoy these key takeaways! Neelay Bhatt: “You had me at Hello…Hola…Bonjour!” Quotes: “This might be one small way to show we don’t just focus on human beings but on being humane.” “Imagine if all 7… Continue reading.

Continue Your TEDx High

By Angie Boarman While sitting in a recent planning meeting for the 2014 TEDxIndianapolis after-party, we began to discuss marketing for that part of the day. How are we going to get the word out about the after-party? How are we going to share with people all the great things that are happening at The… Continue reading.

Livestream Helps TEDx Get Outside In

By Chris Carpenter What are some of the best ideas you’ve never heard? The power of ideas to shape, transform, provide hope and inspiration, validate, and challenge us is only as strong as our ability to spread those ideas to places where they may take root. The experience of TEDxIndianapolis is a day of radical hospitality… Continue reading.

Bringing the Outside In: 3 lessons learned on the playground

By Marc McAleavey, Executive Director of Playworks Indiana Recess, on the playground, is a metaphor for life. As Executive Director of Playworks Indiana, I believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid, arguably every human. Playworks transforms the environment of some of Indianapolis’ most at-risk schools by giving kids… Continue reading.

How is TEDxIndianapolis so green?

We strive to be green at TEDxIndianapolis, and RecycleForce is one of our partners, providing recycling bins for the event. Read on to see how RecycleForce helps people Get Outside IN. At RecycleForce, we reclaim the value from electronics and we help people reclaim the value within themselves. Through transitional employment, training, and a host of… Continue reading.

The Event Schedule has Arrived!

You know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the schedule for the big day. Well, we’ve got  it! Here is your TEDxIndianapolis 2014 schedule. And if you still have some energy left at the end of the day, be sure to check out the after party. Located at The Hall, It’s free with your TEDx badge, and… Continue reading.

Big Ideas — We’ve got ’em!

Get to know our 2014 TEDxIndianapolis speakers and their big ideas. Ukamaka Oruche on the key to global sustainable health care Ali Momeni on collaborative art and projecting youth voices Megan Lawrence on universal accessibility via digital maps Juan (Kiko) Suarez on wisdom principles for a better world Ed Woodham on how public art connects… Continue reading.

In the Market for Big Ideas? Go Local!

Who doesn’t love it when a local guy makes it big? It’s not only an inspiring story; it’s also a powerful reminder that great ideas can grow up just about anywhere. High-dollar think tanks and globetrotting consultants are not necessarily required. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our emcees for this year’s event: Mathew… Continue reading.

TEDxIndianapolis 2014: The Visionaries Next Door

Not to alarm you, but Indianapolis is practically overrun with revolutionaries. We’re not talking about the ones who want to chant manifestos at you or show you their favorite novels on Marxism. (Though they’re good folks, really they are.) We’re talking about people with world-changing stories and surprising perspectives. Fellow Hoosiers who want share their… Continue reading.

Stickers Matter

Holly Combs is the Co-Dreamer of Dept. of Public Words & an Illiterate Rabble Rouser. She is presenting this year at TEDxIndianapolis. Although her big idea has yet to be announced, she shared a powerful story with us that we would like to share with you.  She told me I should learn to cut hair. Not that hair-cutting is… Continue reading.