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For filmmakers with an idea worth spreading: The Challenge At this year’s TEDxPittsburgh, we’re looking for filmmakers to screen work that showcases a big idea. Any genre. Any style. The only requirement is to have a main message or overall idea, preferably one that ties to...

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...

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 or Nomination...

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's newest arts executive, Scott Shiller, poses a big challenge to TEDx Pittsburgh readers: "Attend an event in the Cultural District and rebel!"   I recently heard someone refer to Pittsburgh as a "struggling city". As a recent transplant, I was confused.  Granted, since...

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...

We're proud to announce that we're launching TEDxPittsburghWomen! Our first event will be the TEDWomen Simulcast on October 27 at the Alloy 26 (6 - 9 p.m.). Register here.  The TEDWomen 2016 conference takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where the...