May 16, 2018

Our eighth TEDxTraverseCity provided an excellent opportunity for our audience to be inspired and challenged. We are at a pivotal time when our culture and society are being tested, as never before, in multiple ways.

NEW For TEDxTraverseCity 2018

For 2018, we took everything that makes TEDxTraverseCity great - a conscious and curious community, a first-rate venue, the power of incredible TEDx talks - and boldly aspired to take it to a new level. To do this, we partnered with FLI, a leading facilitation firm that helps transform the learning environment with communities around the world. 

New this year, was an infusion of experiential learning moments, intentionally spaced throughout the day, allowing participants to more deeply connect with the inspiration and information delivered through the power of TEDxTraverseCity talks, as well as with each other. These experiential learning moments were designed using the latest evidence-based approaches, grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and leading social learning techniques. 

Participants had opportunities to reflect on and capture meaningful ideas, connect with each other through purposeful conversations, as well as explore the possibilities of new visions for themselves and their communities… all inspired and fueled by the power of what lined up to be awe-inspiring TEDxTraverseCity. 


    Till next year!


    What is TEDx?

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTraverseCity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTraverseCity event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


    Here's the latest from TEDxTraverseCity.


    Excited to see the Pitch Night 2018 videos?

    Take a look at this year's Pitches for inspiration. 


    PITCH by Mohamed Hammoud

    How I reclaimed my name: Your name defines you and how the world sees you.

    PITCH by Kristy McDonald

    Consciously communicating will make us feel better about our lives and our world.

    PITCH by Joseph Sanok

    Fostering "Aha" moments through Slowing Down

    PITCH by Ramona Pleva

    Your brain is the most expensive real estate you own, wouldn't it make sense for you to keep yours functioning at its optimal level?