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.





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Our current partners.


Meet the Team

Co - Director
John Doe

Amogha Ravindra

Co - Director
Jane Helf

Meera Parat

Co - Director
Joshua Insanus

Nick Garfield

Director of Marketing
John Doe

Vanessa Grisko

Director of Production
Joshua Insanus

Claire Hampton

Director of Technology
Jane Helf

Rishabh Jain

Director of Finance
Jane Helf

Atyab Bhatti

Director of Art and Design
Jane Helf

Mayank Mehta

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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