Spotlight TEDx Talk: My gay agenda — to hold my partner’s hand in public

When you’re gay, the simple act of holding hands is anything but simple, says gay rights activist Panti Bliss at TEDxDublin. It becomes more than a sign of affection; it is a political act, a statement, a risk, whether you [...]

5 steps towards a more impactful event from a veteran TEDx’er

TEDxPuraVidaJoven Communications Director Mónica Hidalgo has worked on the San José, Costa Rica-based TEDxYouth event for three years. Watching the event evolve, Hidalgo has gained many insights into organizing a great TEDx event. Below, five tips from Hidalgo for organizing an event [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: How to be an ally to the transgender community

When your gender expression — the way you dress, the way you wish to be addressed, the way you present yourself to the world — differs from what people expect from the typical “guy” or “girl,” a lot of social [...]

Talks about math you’ll like … even if you don’t like math

Math has a bad reputation, we all know, but as many mathematicians have come to TEDx stages to say, it’s not as scary as you think. Below, three talks about math for even the most math averse. Faster than a [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: The new neighborhood trend — lawns made of food

In a neighborhood close to downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, homeowners are transforming their lawns into small farms. Turf grass is abandoned for tubers, berries and corn. Strawberries grow next to sidewalks; apples hang from trees; potatoes are dug close to porches. [...]

TEDx’ers share culture and knowledge at the first TEDxWeekend in Vienna

This month, TEDx’ers from events all over the globe gathered together in Vienna for three days of talks, workshops, activities and tours. This was the very first TEDxWeekend — worldwide gatherings bringing TEDx’ers together for knowledge sharing, cultural activities and [...]