When Juanita Wheeler, Organizer of TEDxBrisbane, attended TEDxSouthBankWomen in 2012, she was at a crossroads. She was a director of global marketing for a multinational corporation, but she had fallen out of love with her work. She wanted to do something bigger, something more important, and something that would change the world. Enter TEDxBrisbane. Now, in 2018, Juanita is a full-time organizer and has enlisted her entire family to help.
Réka Artner and her team of 70 have been producing TEDxVienna for several years now. She joined the team after attending TEDxVieannaLive in 2012. It’s one of the TEDx events that other organizers would love to visit. Set in some of the cities most amazing historical venues, this TEDx also features Adventures (see video) and workshops. TEDxVienna has been around since 2010 and has produced 23 events, including Salons and Live simulcasts.
Javier Yunes, whom I met at TEDFest last year, is the organizer for TEDxRosario in Argentina. His town has over 1 million citizens, and thousands of them come to their event each year. He’s most excited about a recent TEDx Organizers’ workshop he recently attended in Bariloche.
Emmanuel Adegboye is the organizer of TEDxYaba, which is a tech-centric community located in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a long relationship with TEDx, going back to 2014 as co-organizer of TEDxIfe. He’s been on the team of five TEDx events in Lagos and in 2017 took the lead as the sole organizer and leader. Yaba, located in …
Mark Sylvester and Kymberlee Weil have been bringing TEDx to Santa Barbara since 2010. They have a great story about how they met and created a project that debuted at TED2003.
Stacy Bradford is one of three co-founders of TEDxTysons. Their event is just 20 minutes from Washington DC and is in the middle of a tech corridor she calls the Tech Petting Zoo.
Norberto Amaral is the organizer of TEDxPorto, located in Portugal and formerly known as TEDxOporto. It’s a long story. Norberto tells us about how they were not able to get into the venue until midnight the night before the event started, on March 31, 2017. The production crew worked all night and the opened for 1,100 people the next morning …
Raashi Saxena, the organizer for TEDxKoramangala, in Bangalore, is an area packed with startups and provides a great mix of scientist, creators, and inventors. One of the reasons that she loves TEDx is that it fulfills her desire to meet and work with interesting people. She says that she, “Loves TEDx’ing.” This is the first time we’ve heard TEDx as a …
Sarah Spang is a first-time TEDx organizer and social entrepreneur. Her Taste of TEDx story begins with a visit from TEDxFargo’s organizer, Greg Tehven. Her spirit is fantastic.
Amman Abid and his wife, Kay Chauhan, are the founders and organizers of a TEDx in the boroughs of London. They’ve seen how deep community connections contribute to their event’s success.