January 14, 2017 – IMAGINE!

The world often requires people to think in terms of black and white. Rigid, unbendable choices seem to close us in sometimes. After a while, life seems more monochrome than ever. But we live in a world of color, and texture, and music!

This year, we at TEDxTucson challenge you to imagine our new world. We invite you to imagine, to question, to be vulnerable, to doubt, and to gain new perspective. Expose yourself to the ideas that help create our chaotic—but dazzling—world of color.

Imagine is our annual conference where we bring together Brilliant Minds and Intriguing Ideas on One Stage. You’ll meet a diverse and curated collection of inspired speakers, sharing their ideas on topics ranging from virtual reality to the power of poetics, from becoming present to sustainability in the desert.

TEDxTucson creates unique community events featuring diverse, multi-generational thought leaders from all walks of life. We support contemporary themes and highly interactive learning. We facilitate community discussions so that, together, we can envision the impact of emerging ideas.

We will begin our journey together at 9am on January 14th at the Berger Theater where we will listen to incredible speakers, play together, talk together, explore ideas, and eat! We will experience oversized toys, collaborative art and music. Connect, explore, network, and enjoy!

TEDxTucson has become a major source for brilliant ideas and innovative change. We create local experiences based on the original TED conference, an event where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today, TED covers almost all topics that are shaping our future—from science, to business, to global issues.

Come IMAGINE! with us!!

Connect, explore, network, and enjoy!


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is TEDxTucson, where x = independently organized TED event. The goal of TEDxTucson is to be a catalyst for change – bringing thinkers and doers in the Tucson community together to have meaningful conversations that lead to positive change.

“You’re part of the crowd that may be about to ignite the biggest learning cycle in human history.”

Chris Anderson, TED Curator