Category: Teams

A friendship formed through TEDx — from Taiwan to Syria

In March 2015, twenty-five students at Yarmouk Private University (YPU) in Damascus, Syria organized TEDxYPU, an event designed to bring a sense of hope and community to a city in the midst of civil war. The organizers of the event [...]

5 tips for creating a great volunteer culture at your TEDx event

Julie Peterson Klein is TEDxFargo’s Chief Culture Officer. For TEDxFargo 2015, Klein organized a comprehensive program for over 200 TEDxFargo volunteers, making sure that before the event they could meet, get comfortable with one another and learn the ropes of [...]

In the shadow of war, TEDx events in Ukraine envision a brighter future

Long after the last speaker left the stage of TEDxIvanoFrankivsk in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine this past June, the audience showed no signs of dispersing. “Nobody wanted to go,” said organizer Christina Vintoniv. “They were taking photos and dancing.” Vintoniv welcomed this [...]

TEDxBratislava’s 8 tips for team success

The team at TEDxBratislava in Bratislava, Slovakia has now organized nearly ten TEDx events. From these many events, they’ve learned a lot. So, for their blog, they put together a list of eight tips for making organizing a TEDx event [...]

Retired TEDx organizers make meaningful connections — locally and around the world

As Randy Bretz neared the end of his long career in TV and radio production, he knew the traditional retirement agenda wasn’t for him. “I don’t golf, and I don’t fish,” he said via Skype from his home in Lincoln, [...]

How to cultivate a happy volunteer team: Advice from veteran TEDx organizers

The key to a great TEDx event? Not just a great stage or great speakers, but great volunteers, making the entire event possible. We asked veteran TEDx organizers Dylan Wilks of TEDxVictoria, Reza Ghiabi of TEDxTehran, Samir Beshry of TEDxYouth@Alexandria and [...]

5 tips from TEDxVictoria to transform teamwork from stressful to effortless

Putting together a TEDx event is a lot of work, but having a great team can make it seem effortless. TEDxVictoria organizer Dylan Wilks knows this well. Here, his five pieces of advice on building a team that makes planning [...]