We are Pittsburgh’s platform for showcasing the ideas, individuals and innovations that are redefining the Steel City. Pittsburgh is best known for the steel forged on the banks of its three rivers. Bridges and a blue-collar work ethic have come to define our region.
Although present day Pittsburgh is devoid of iron furnaces and steels mills, our reputation for hard work remains. We’ve replaced the relics of the industrial revolution with corporate headquarters, co-working spaces, art galleries and idea labs.
We are in the midst of a city wide renaissance. Thanks to the efforts of our city’s incredible network of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians, the innovation taking place in our backyard are once again laying the foundation for the future of our city and country.
In 2013, TEDxGrandviewAve, led by Kacey Wherley, started out to celebrate the people of Pittsburgh who dared to create and pushed to the edge of innovation. After two years of success, the good people at TED headquarters gave us some good news: TEDxGrandviewAve could become TEDxPittsburgh. Our first official event as #TEDxPGH (Bridges: Ideas that Connect the Region) took place in May 2015.
TEDxPittsburgh is run by IdeasPGH, a not-for-profit organization.