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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What’s it like speaking at TEDxPittsburgh?

Author Lindsey Smith gave a powerful, revealing talk at TEDxPittsburgh 2016: Activate, Ideas in Motion. She applied as a speaker in previous years and was not selected, but remain undeterred. Asked why speaking at TEDxPittsburgh was so important to her, Lindsey remarked that, “I had......

TEDxPittsburgh 2017: Call for Ideas

So you want to be, or suggest, a 2017 TEDxPittsburgh speaker, filmmaker, or performer? Fantastic! We’re ready to hear, and showcase, the next generation of ideas on the TEDx stage. Here’s What the Application (or Nomination) Calls For  First, visit our Call for Ideas Application......

TedxPittsburghWomen Event Recap

The lineup of presentations at the TedxPittsburghWomen event, held at Alloy 26, centered around a single statement: “It’s about time.” Specifically, time for women to look at time itself and find ways to fundamentally alter it. Though the focus was on women, the presenters extended......