TED is a nonprofit organization and acronym. It’s a movement devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading in ‘T’echnology, ‘E’ntertainment and ‘D’esign.


TEDx is an independently organized, community based version of the larger TED-experience.  Planned and coordinated by an all volunteer team.


Pittsburgh’s platform for showcasing the ideas that are redefining the Steel City. It’s an experience created to inspire and inform our city.

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How-To TEDx

Whether this is your first TEDx experience or you were at a previous event, there are a few tricks to activate the TEDxPittsburgh conference experience. Meet your neighbors. Look around. You’re surrounded by people from a variety of backgrounds, but linked by the common theme......

Your Guide to TEDxPittsburgh 2016

Our 2016 conference, Activate: Ideas in Motion, is just a few days away! Here we’re sharing all the details of this year’s event and how YOU can get involved. The Basics The date: Activate: Ideas in Motion will be held on May 22nd, 2016. The......

Activate Photo Challenge with the Steel City Grammers

We’re partnering with the @SteelCityGrammers to give away 2 tickets to our event next Sunday to the winner of the Activate Photo Challenge. Where do good ideas happen? So Pittsburgh photographers, show us a local scene that activates inspiration. It could be a picture coffee shop, music......