Wednesday, July 30, 2014

They've Arrived ...

... All of the TEDx Madison 2014 videos are live! 

View them all by clicking the image below.

From academic revolution through spoken word, to building racial equity, to truth-seeking, to kids + screens, to bicycles social change, to collaborative studying, to authentic hipsterdom, to the power of "I don't know", to redefining our allies, the 2014 speakers will inspire you to act, think, and feel differently.

Watch 'em, like 'em, share 'em with your friends -- increase the impact of the talks and show the world a handful of the wonderful ideas coming out of Madison, Wisconsin.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out!

I may be bias, but I think this TEDx Madison 2014 was a smash! Then again, I'm not the only one talking about it.

The only last item of business we have for this year are the videos! We'll keep you posted as they are finished and posted up to YouTube. Make sure to like them and share them with friends.

See you next year!

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Schedule and Some Last Minute Reminders!

Welcome to TEDx Madison 2014! Below is all of the important information you'll need to make the most of your TEDx experience this Saturday. 

NOTE: Please plan to stay for the full day -- one of the major focuses of a TED or TEDx conference is the interaction, connections and conversations among attendees and speakers. Trust us, it'll be more than worth "giving up" a Saturday!

Getting There ---------------------------------------------------------
Attire ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dress however you'd like. Fancy, casual, in-between -- whatever makes you comfortable and expresses your style is alright with us. It may be good to bring a jacket in case you get a little chill in the theatre.

Schedule ----------------------------------------------------------------
8:00-9:00 -- Arrival, coffee and breakfast
  • Dave Cieslewicz
  • Becky Splitt
  • Jordan Ellenberg
10:00-10:45 -- Break
  • TED Talk Video
  • Rachel Krinsky
  • Heather Kirkorian
  • Ben Sidran
12:00-1:15 -- Lunch
  • TED Talk Video
  • Elizabeth Katt-Reinders
  • David Maraniss
  • Willie Ney
2:30 onward -- After-party at 100state

Included -------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Beer at the after-party
  • Special limited-edition TEDx Madison gear
  • Related books, chosen by the speakers, will be available for purchase over the lunch hour from a Room of One's Own Bookstore
  • Inspiration galore
Bring -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • A sweater, coat, or jacket (it can get a little chilly in the theatre)
  • Reusable coffee mug
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pen & paper and/or devices for recording notes and ideas
  • Optional: A blanket to spread on the Capitol Lawn for lunch (though it looks like rain)
  • An open mind
  • Enthusiasm and energy

Let us know if you have any questions -- see you Saturday!

Adam,  Andrew, Candace, Flora, & Josh
TEDx Madison Committee

1 Day Away and a Little News Coverage

Less than 24 hours until TEDx Madison 2014 kicks off!

The Cap Times gave us a little shout out too!

Wisconsin Bike Fed ED - Dave Cieslewicz

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Big Day is 2 Days Away

TEDx Madison 2014 is only 2 days away! Wow time flies - especially as the weather has perked up around Madison. Saturday may expect some rain outside, but inside it will be raining game-changing ideas at the Bartell Theatre!

Our speakers are ready.  The stage is being prepped.   Our audience's thirst is high....

See you on Saturday at 8am!

Jim Forrest tunes the piano for Saturday.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lineup finalized!

The TEDx Madison lineup is here...and its finalized! We could not be any happier with the lineup of amazing speakers we have this year. TEDx Madison 2014 will feature some of Madison's brightest and most inspiring, and the proof is in the pudding. This year, we'll have:
  • Dave Cieslewicz - Former Mayor, now ED of Wisconsin Bike Fed
  • David Maraniss - author, political journalist
  • Rachel Krinsky - ED of the YWCA
  • Heather Kirkorian - UW family development researcher
  • Willie Ney - ED of the First Wave program at the UW
  • Elizabeth Katt-Reinders - Clean Lakes Alliance
  • Ben Sidran - international jazz musician
  • Jordan Ellenberg - UW mathematician, author
  • Becky Splitt - CEO of StudyBlue

If you haven't applied to attend yet, do so now! We are limited to 100 attendees. 

See you on the 7th!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Date and Location set!

Hey All!
TEDx Madison 2014 is set in stone. It will be held on June 7 at the Bartell Theatre [located just off the Capitol Square].

We hope you're as excited as we are. Over the next few days, we'll be announcing some of our confirmed speakers (and trust us, they're good!).

  1. If you want to attend, you need to apply on this site! The event is open to 100 attendees.

  2. Spread the word to friends -- spots are going fast! 

See you in June!