When: September 10, 2016                                   Where: El Paso Museum of Art

What is TED and TEDx?

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment, and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. These talks are then made available online for free so that their ideas may be spread throughout the world.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. The TEDx Program is designed to spark deep conversation and connections at a local level.


Since the program’s creation, more than 10,000 TEDx events have spread throughout the world to places like Berlin, London, Tokyo, and, of course, El Paso.

What is TEDxElPaso

TEDxElPaso is an annual, freethinking conference held in downtown El Paso. This event brings together the region’s brightest minds to spread ideas and inspire change. TEDxElPaso believes in creating an authentic TED experience, providing the region’s greatest minds with a powerful venue to share with the community.

In 2016, TEDxElPaso will bring together compelling speakers and over 200 leaders from all walks of life to foster talks on cultural, intellectual, and socially-minded issues – all helping to propel El Paso’s idea revolution.

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TEDx Top Picks

How great leaders inspire action.

Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question, “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers.

Why work doesn’t happen at work.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work.

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg

Nature’s beauty can be fleeting — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, serve as a meditation on being grateful for every day.