The event will take place at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on April 23, 2016. Tickets coming soon!
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About Us

Learn about TED and past TEDxUIUC events

What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

What is TEDxUIUC?

TEDxUIUC aims to enhance the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community through a TED-like experience. It provides top thinkers and the most remarkable doers a platform to share ideas through presentations, performance, discussions and more at a day-long conference.

Learn more about TEDxUIUC 2014

Our theme for TEDxUIUC 2014 was In Pursuit.

Look out for more videos here.
View the entire conference here.

Learn more about TEDxUIUC 2015

Our theme for TEDxUIUC 2014 was At Crossroads.

Look out for introduction video here.
View the entire conference here.


Have someone you want to hear at TEDxUIUC 2016? Send your nominations to Meera Parat


Interested in initiating a partnership? Contact Us!

Our Partners from 2015

We would also like to thank CS @ Illinois, Department of Human and Community Development at UIUC and Department of Political Science at UIUC.


Meet the Team

Co - Director
John Doe

Amogha Ravindra

Co - Director
Jane Helf

Meera Parat

Director of Production
Joshua Insanus

Claire Hampton

Director of Art and Design
Jane Helf

Angelica Gal

Director of Marketing
John Doe

Vanessa Grisko

Director of Finance
Joshua Insanus

Abhay Shah

Director of Technology
Jane Helf

Rishabh Jain

Get in Touch

We are looking for both presenters and partners for TEDxUIUC 2016. Please reach out if you are interested.

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