"We shouldn't wait for some revolutionary ideas to pop into our heads.
Innovative ideas are all around us." Bill Gates
In 2013 , the TEDxABQ experience came to Popejoy Hall and something truly special happened. Over 2,000 people gathered for a showcase of New Mexico’s biggest ideas and most fascinating thinkers. Following TEDxABQ’s 2013 and 2014 events , New Mexicans have continued the conversations and put ideas into actions that are improving our community.
On September 12th, 2015, join us at Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall for an exploration and celebration of New Mexico through the voices of people making their mark on our community . TEDxABQ 2015: On Your Mark will showcase 20 of New Mexico’s biggest ideas in science, healthcare, policy, technology, learning, the arts, and the way we see the world. The day will be filled with live talks, short videos, interesting people, stirring performances, and interactive experiences.
What is TED?
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three areas that are collectively shaping our future.
TED is an annual event where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share their passions.
What is TEDxABQ?
For six years running, TEDxABQ - the TED.com licensed conference has showcased New Mexico’s biggest ideas to sold-out audiences. Since our first event in 2009, response to our program has been overwhelming, and we have experienced exponential growth that is incredibly exciting.
This year, the event will highlight 20 remarkable homegrown ideas from New Mexico
’s most passionate scientists, artists, activists, educators, healthcare advocates, and community members . TEDxABQ is about celebrating what is great about New Mexico. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, ideas worth spreading, TEDxABQ events are designed to give New Mexico’s communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through locally organized TED -like experiences.
What is a Hero Ticket?
$100 buys 1 adult admission to TEDxABQ on Sept 12 and gives 2 young people the opportunity to attend TEDxYouth@ABQ on November 14. TEDx Youth will award the 2 tickets.
What to expect
TEDxABQ invites you to discover and interact with extraordinary thinkers and a community eager to exchange ideas and connect with each other. On stage, experience a line-up of dynamic speakers and performers, invited for their ability to inspire positive change. Off stage, engage with innovative community partners through TEDxABQ Adventures, a new program that offers eye-opening hands -on experiences to all . View the full speaker lineup at www.tedxabq.com.
The TEDxABQ experience
Start the day at 9:00 a .m. with stimulating conversations over a cup of locally brewed coffee and interactive exhibits created with our many community partners. The main TEDxABQ event begins at 10:00 a .m, and includes an intricately curated full -day stage program featuring TED-style short talks, video interludes and other surprises. Throughout the day there are conversation breaks and a lunch experience, where together with other attendees and speakers you will delve into the ideas introduced on stage. Conversations and opportunities to connect with event speakers, organizers and attendees will continue in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere at the post event mixer.