From the biggest issues of the day to the deepest issues of the soul, TEDxVail is an unforgettable experience.

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Started in 2010, TEDxVail is a team of highly creative volunteers who put together independently organized TED events operated under a license from TED. Our community-minded team members invest their time and share their expertise to see our mission grow. We bring TED to the Vail Valley through conferences, events and Adventures.

 

Our lives are the sum of our memories and imaginations. How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by... not paying attention?

 

CONFERENCES

Our annual conference is a dynamic, blend of TEDxTalks, Workshops, Social Spaces, food, live entertainment and Adventures. Our TEDxTalks are a collection of compelling speeches by community and global leaders sharing exceptional ideas that spark deep discussion. Together these interactive elements are designed to inspire a collective impact in and from Vail Valley.

Events

Events are similar to the annual conference, but on a smaller scale and held throughout the year. At our TEDxVail events, you’ll enjoy a combination of TEDTalks, livestreaming of the TED conferences, interactive activities and much more.




 

TEDxVail shifts our public discourse and creates lasting connections. Learn about our upcoming events.

 
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TEDxVail DETAILS

Join us on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Vilar Performing Arts Center in the heart of Beaver Creek, Colorado for our next conference.

Our 6th annual TEDxVail Conference is a dynamic, blend of TEDx Talks, Workshops, Social Spaces, food, live entertainment and Adventures. Our TEDx Talks are a collection of compelling speeches by community and global leaders sharing exceptional ideas that spark deep discussion. Together, these interactive elements are designed to inspire a collective impact in and from the Vail Valley.

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Partners

TEDxVail shifts our public discourse and creates lasting connections. Help us bring great ideas and great people together.

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WHAT IS TED & TEDx?

TED, Technology, Entertainment & Design, is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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WHAT IS A TEDxTALK?

If a lecture is a cup of joe, then a TEDxTalk is a double shot of expresso. TEDxTalk is a way to condense your ideas into a compelling brief talk that spreads a big idea. We've discovered that these short talks can have a long lasting impact.

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WHAT IS A SOCIAL SPACE?

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.’ – Peter Diamandis

Social Spaces are creative, interactive play spaces that are designed to awaken your senses, and provide another level to connect with others. You’ll find Social Spaces at all of our events and conferences. Join us at TEDxVail to ignite your inner changemaker.

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WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE?

‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.’ – Helen Keller

Adventures are exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours and activities held throughout the year that extend the TEDxVail phenomenon beyond the single-day event. Adventures provide an environment that encourages you to ask questions entice you to have the conversation with our speakers and innovators that may give their idea traction. Email us to find out about our upcoming Adventures.

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OUR TEAM

Our TEDxVail team creates independently organized TED events operated under a license from TED that brings people together to share an intimate TED experience. We are fully supported by community-minded volunteers who collaborate from around the globe, including, Vail, Chicago, Half Moon Bay, Atlanta, Alaska, and, as far as, Spain. Their continued support, regardless of time zone, is the cornerstone that makes our conferences, adventures and events possible.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to bring the Vail Valley a series of interactive experiences, amplify exceptional ideas, and move people into action.

TEDx events enable us to amplify intriguing ideas, inspire leadership in our community, empower youth and promote sustainability of our environment.

Past Speakers & Performers

 
 
 

We are always looking for new voices and ideas to add to the TEDxVail community. If you know someone who belongs on the TEDxVail stage, we want to hear from you. Start their journey by filling out the Speaker Nomination form.

 

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