November 3rd, 2017


On Friday, November 3rd at the Ace Hotel, we’re sharing an evening of ideas worth spreading.

For the first time ever, our TEDxPittsburghWomen event will feature live speakers from different disciplines that have built bridges between their ideas and the world. This TEDx event is part of a global celebration of TEDWomen: Bridges that’s happening in New Orleans. 


The schedule is as follows for our 11/3 Event:

6:00 p.m. Check-in at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh Gymnasium 

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Session 1: Live Talks from local speakers

8:00 – 8:15 networking break

8:15-9:30 Session 2: TEDWomen Viewing Party

But there’s more to know.

1. We are providing free childcare (while supplies last)
Childcare provided by Flexable is available at our events for the first time. Register here.

The conversation is just getting started.
Our friends at PublicSource are providing an outlet for the audience to ask follow-up questions to our speakers. With your help, this event is just the beginning of sharing big ideas from our neighbors.

3. The event is sold out.

Thank you all for the support! And if you can no longer make it, several individuals in the Facebook Event are looking for tickets – connect with them here. And if you know anyone who wants to watch the big ideas unfold, they can watch via Facebook Live starting at 6:30. Additionally, we will open the doors to the public for the TEDWomen Viewing Party at 8:15 – invite your friends to join!


4. Transportation 

Ace Hotel parking is Valet for $3/hour or nearby street parking. Bike Racks are located at Ace Hotel.

Bus Routes that stop at Penn & Whitfield are 71C, 77, 82, 86, & 88.

5. Entry and Accessibility

The entrance for this event will be along the Mignonette St. side of the building and includes access for mobility device users. A sign language interpreter will be onsite to translate the live talks and  seating accommodations for this can be handled if you ask at check-in.

Thank you again for supporting ideas worth spreading!

This event is sold out! But you can follow along from our Facebook Live broadcast starting at 6:30 p.m.:



Alyssa Cypher,

Mental Health Advocate and Storyteller

Erin Drischler, Jordan Tomb

Eating Disorder Recovery Advocates

Erica Peterson,

Coder, STEAM Advocate

​​Sandra Gould Ford,

Author, Arts Educator

​​Julie Strickland-Gilliard,

Human Services Provider, Nonprofit Evangelist

anupama (anu) jain, PhD,

Researcher, Educator, Equity & Inclusion Specialist

​​Maranie R. Staab,

Human Rights and Social Justice Photojournalist

Thank you to our sponsors